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2015 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show

July 26-28, 2015

Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

REGISTER NOW! Only $295 per person


What to Expect:


    • Attendees will receive a Certificate for 16 Hours Continuing Law Enforcement K-9 Education.
    • Each attendee will receive a free conference t-shirt and K-9 duffel bag with their registration.
    • 29 World Class Instructors – Train with World-Renowned Instructors from around the globe.
    • Create Your Own Class Schedule – Expanded course offerings again this year to provide you with a wide variety from which to choose
    • 45 Top Notch Vendors – Vendor Show featuring companies displaying equipment, products and services related to the police, military, K-9 and tactical industries
    • Hotel is K-9 friendly, dogs are welcome but not required.
    • Registration – Sunday, July 26th beginning at 2:00pm
    • Icebreaker Social – Sunday, July 26th 5:00 – 8:00pm
    • Classes and Vendor Show – Monday, July 27th 8:00am – 5:30pm
    • Hospitality Night – Monday, July 27th 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Classes and Vendor Show – Tuesday, July 28th 8:00am – 5:30pm
    • Raffle Night – Tuesday, July 28th 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Testimonials:


“Agenda and location were superb. As a K-9 explosives detection handler, some great training ideas were brought to my attention that I can’t wait to share with my fellow handlers here in Spokane.”

- Rebecca Jacoby-Lorenzo (Attendee)

“I attended last year’s conference and it was a GREAT learning experience as a new handler in the business!”

- Osmaine Gabourel, Belize (Attendee)

“I think I can speak for everyone when I say, thanks for bringing our community together! K-9 Cop continues to stand on the cutting edge allowing readers, trainers and vendors to work together in what is generally thought of as a divided industry. The work you put in will pay dividends for generations! I am just proud to have been a small part of it.”

- James Allen Parker, World Class Canine (Instructor)  

Our Conference & Vendor Show is open to all K-9 trainers, handlers, law enforcement, military personnel and enthusiasts.

Click to download your Attendee Packet or Vendor Packet


The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center   –   Nashville, TN

Host Hotel

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, a premier Opryland hotel in Nashville, TN, offers guests all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Nestled in a bend of the meandering Cumberland River, our Nashville resort features an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreational activities underneath our signature glass atriums — the perfect setting for a complete getaway. Our luxurious guest rooms feature comfortable beds with thick mattresses and fluffy down pillows, mini-refrigerators and 32-inch LCD cable televisions with CNN, ESPN and HBO. Room service is available 24 hours a day. During downtime, enjoy our Opryland hotel’s 9 acres of lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls, or unwind in Relâche Spa & Salon, our on-site spa offering massages, facials and more!

Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. As the city’s name itself is a metonym for the country music industry, many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium. Numerous music clubs and honky-tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area encompassing Lower Broadway, Second Avenue, and Printer’s Alley, which is often referred to as “the District”. Many visitors to Nashville attend live performances of the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest running live radio show. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, the Opry Mills regional shopping mall and the General Jackson showboat, are all located in what is known as Music Valley. Civil War history is important to the city’s tourism industry. Sites pertaining to the Battle of Nashville and the nearby Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River can be seen, along with several well-preserved antebellum plantation houses such as Belle Meade Plantation, Carnton Plantation in Franklin, and Belmont Mansion. Although best known for its music, Nashville is a city filled with countless dining destinations. Some of the more popular types of local cuisine include hot chicken, hot fish, barbeque, and meat & three. Nashville has several arts centers and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Tennessee State Museum, Fisk University’s Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries, Vanderbilt University’s Fine Art Gallery and Sarratt Gallery, and the Parthenon.

Vendor Map Coming Soon!!

Please contact our office for information on becoming a vendor or sponsor for the
2015 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show at (270) 534-0500

Vendor Packet

2015 class schedule coming soon

See the classes that were offered in 2014…

Click Here to Download and Print a Schedule


Monday, July 14th


PSD Ballroom C


EK9 Ballroom D


VCSi Chamber BC


K-9 BSD Chamber E



8:00-10:00 AM


Development of Young Dual Purpose Police Dogs Laz Cabrera
Decoy and Bitework Franco Angelini
Training to a Tactical Level Brett Titus
Proper Nutrition to Enhance Your K-9’s Working Ability Rick Kesler, DVM and Jill Cline, PhD

10:00-10:15 AM – BREAK FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL



10:15-12:15 PM


Development of Young Dual Purpose Police Dogs Laz Cabrera
Transferring Bite Training to the Reality of the Street Steve Sprouse
How Environmental Factors Affect Odor Rick Ashabranner
Hostile Action Injuries in Law Enforcement Canines/Canine TCCC – Handler Treatments for Canine Traumatic Injury Janice Baker, DVM & MSGT. Laura Miller

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH


 


1:15-3:15 PM


The Misapplication of Force in Police Dog Training Jerry Bradshaw
K-9 Training Records – What the Court Has Decided Buck Dikes
K-9 Learning and Clear Communication Cameron Ford
Parcel Interdiction Sherman Dotson & Mike Brackett

3:15-3:30 PM – BREAK FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL


 


3:30-5:30 PM


Practical Urban Tracking/Trailing Jeff Schettler
Homemade Explosive Materials Course for the K-9 Handler Ryan Morris
Intro to Marker Training – Progressive Training for Police Dogs Gregg Tawney
Scent Detection Unmasked – The Gospel According to ScentLogix David Adebimpe


Tuesday, July 15th


PSD Ballroom C


EK9 Ballroom D


VCSi Chamber BC


K-9 BSD Chamber E



8:00-10:00 AM


Bitework James Allen Parker
Vapor Wake® “Leveling the Playing Field” Understanding Non-Intrusive Highly Effective Canine Capabilities to Sense Carried or Body-Worn Explosives. Paul Stapleton
Identifying & Resolving Behavior Problems in Working Dogs Jason Purgason
SAR Canine Use for Law Enforcement Departments Art Wolff

10:00-10:15 AM – BREAK FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL


 


10:15-12:15 PM


Scent Detection Using the K-9 Behavior Shaping Device Laz Cabrera
Selection Testing for Single Purpose K-9s Bill Heiser
Terrorist Trends and Explosive Detection K9s Austin Moon
K-9 Legal John Peters

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH


 


1:15-3:15 PM


Detector Dog Behavior Ken Licklider
E-Collar: K-9 Problem Solving Doug Roller
K-9 Medic Essentials Part I Jo-Anne Brenner
Reducing Handler/K-9 Stress, Confusion and Conflict Mark Hines

3:15-3:30 PM – BREAK FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL


 


3:30-5:30 PM


Small Unit Tactical Tracking; Felony Tracks for Patrol Jeff Schettler
K-9 Officer Down Scott Clark
K-9 Medic Essentials Part II Jo-Anne Brenner
Establishing Clear Training Communication and Problem Solving Nate Harves