2017 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show Schedule

The 2017 class schedule is here! Check back for our 2018 class schedule!

The 2017 class schedule is here! Check back for our 2018 class schedule!

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Wednesday, July 12th

Salon D

Elite K-9

Salon E

Vohne Liche Kennels

Salon F

Havis

Salon G

GLC Direct

Salon H

K-9 BSD

8:00-10:00 AM

Decoy & Bitework

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

K9 MEDIC: Intro to K9 Tactical Responder

Jo-Anne Brenner

Directional Laser Training for Off-Lead Dogs for Searching, Detection & Bitework

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matthew Yoder

Teaching Reward Based Training

Mark Hines

K-9 Nutrition (1 hr)

Dave Dourson


Hydration & Bloat (1 hr)

Rick Kesler, DVM
& Jill Cline, PhD

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK 

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

K-9 Parcel Interdiction

Sherman Dotson
& Mike Brackett

K-9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Fred Fusco & Jay Paisley

The Art of the K-9 Handler

Richard B. Graham III

Part One: Operational Based
EDD Training & Intel Gathering

Paul Hammond

Solution-Based Nutrition

Rick Kesler, DVM
& Jill Cline, PhD

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone is on their own for lunch. Enjoy fabulous dining options inside the Nashville Airport Marriott!

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

E-Collar Education & Myth Busting

Fred Hassen

K-9 Infiltration/Exfiltration Rope Techniques

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Fred Fusco

How to Bulletproof Your K-9 Unit

Dr. David (Lou) Ferland

How to Get the Most Out of the K-9 Behavioral Shaping Device (B.S.D.)

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jason Johnson

How Animals Learn

Leos Drbohlav

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Detector Dog Behavior

Ken Licklider

K-9 Marker Training

*Live-Demo using dogs*

George Daniolos

The Role of the K-9 Unit Supervisor

David Dorn

K-9 Storage Locker Detection

Derrick Payne

Scent Training Aids

Dr. David Adebimpe

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – HOSPITALITY NIGHT

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor, Elite K-9

Thursday, July 13th

Salon D

Elite K-9

Salon E

Vohne Liche Kennels

Salon F

Havis

Salon G

GLC Direct

Salon H

K-9 BSD

8:00-10:00 AM

Dog Sparring, Communication with the K9 and Exposure to Man Pressure as a Decoy

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

How to Get the Most out of the K-9 BSD

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jason Johnson

Training the Radio Directed Camera Dog

Pat Nolan

K9 MEDIC: Intro to K9 Tactical Responder

Jo-Anne Brenner

Training a Tracking Dog Step-by-Step

Dave Bessason

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK 

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

K-9 Parcel Interdiction

Sherman Dotson
& Mike Brackett

K-9 Infiltration/Exfiltration Rope Techniques

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Fred Fusco

Proofing Building and Area Searches

Jerry Bradshaw

Part Two: Vapor Wake Dogs – Body Worn Explosive Detection

Paul Hammond

Directional Laser Training

Matthew Yoder

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone is on their own for lunch. Enjoy fabulous dining options inside the Nashville Airport Marriott!

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

E-Collar Education & Myth Busting

Fred Hassen

K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

Transferring Bitework to the Reality of the Street

Steve Sprouse

Training a Dog Step-by-Step

Dave Bessason

Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Detector Dog Behavior

Ken Licklider

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

K-9 Marker Training

*Live-Demo using dogs*

George Daniolos

How Animals Learn

Leos Drbohlav

Scent Detection Training

Paul Shaughnessy

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – RAFFLE NIGHT

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor, Elite K-9