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Training Events

Training Events

CNCA Training Day Schedule for 2017

As soon as the exact locations and dates have been established by the CNCA board, the information will be listed below.

HAWAII – March 20-24, 2017 in Honolulu
Contact:  Herb Nakamura, Hawaii K9 Koncepts, 808-285-4961,

International Working Dog Conference – April 2 – 6, 2017 – Banff, Alberta Canada
More details are available at

SKIDDS / CATS Class 190 – April 10-12, 2017 – Kern County, CA
For those that don’t understand K9’s or have a misconception as to how beneficial K9’s can be during a high risk Patrol and SWAT deployment, SKIDDS / CATS is the answer.
The goal of this 3 day course is to educate and train Patrol Officers, SWAT operators and K9 handlers on the deployment of a police dog in a high risk / tactical operation such as:  tactical tracking, barricaded suspects, live gunfire, approaches, entries, blind corners, room clearing, hallways, stairs, attics, crawl spaces, vehicle assaults, arrest techniques and even in a gas environment.
If you are interested in this Kern County Class contact Brad Smith, West Covina PD (retired), Canine Tactical Operations & Consulting, NTOA K9 Chairman, K9 SME CATO, at or or 626.523.4028.

OREGON – April 15, 2017 – Springfield, Oregon
Narcotic Certification only.  Springfield High School, 875 7th Street, Springfield, Oregon. Starts at 1100 hours.  RSVP to Rob Havice by phone or text at 541.227.9178.

PASO ROBLES, CA – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Training and Certification for Narcotic, Explosive, and Patrol teams.  Location is the Paso Robles Fair Grounds with registration beginning at 0800.  Lunch will be provided beginning at 1130.  RSVP – contact information is Allen Barger, 805.440.9404 or  The host hotel is the Paso Robles Inn.  Reservations department is 1.800.676.1713 and ask for the group rate for the California Narcotic Canine Association block.  Rate is the government rate of $117.  Or click here to book online.  Reservations must be booked by May 16, 2017.

MERCED AREA, CA – June 9, 2017
Training and certification for Narcotic and Patrol teams.  Narcotic certification and training to include load car scenarios.  Patrol certification and skids training.
Location is 16881 Schendel Avenue, Delhi, CA  95301.  We will be at the back side of the school.  Registration begins at 0800  – we will start running teams at 0830.  For dual purpose dogs, please run narcotics first.
BBQ lunch will be provided at 1100 hours.  Host hotel is fairfield Inn & Suites, 3301 Countryside Drive, Turlock.  209.668.3800.  Contact is Irene Silvera for government rate.
RSVP if you plan to attend to Deputy Mark Taylor, 209.564.1965…email

BAKERSFIELD, CA K9 TRIAL – June 23-24, 2017
The Bakersfield Police Department is proud to announce the return of its annual Bakersfield Police K-9 Trials. All active-duty city, county, and federal agency K-9 teams are invited to attend this grand event.  Trial will take place in Bakersfield, California on June 23 & 24, 2017. The trial will take place indoors at the Rabobank Arena where friends and family of each K-9 team can enjoy the air conditioned atmosphere while cheering on their favorite handlers. The event will also be open to the general public and several vendors will be on hand offering the latest in K-9 related equipment.  The host hotel for K-9 teams is the Marriott Hotel, 801 Truxtun Avenue at $90.00 per night. The hotel is located directly next door to the Bakersfield Convention Center making transportation to and from the trial easier for handlers.  You can register at:  The trial will be limited to 45 competing teams, so please call or e-mail to reserve your spot as soon as possible.  Hope to see you there and good luck!
For more information or reservations contact:  Officer Christopher Moore at (661) 747-8112 or


CANINE LIABILITY 360 & CANINES IN THE COURTROOM – Presented by TAC Team – July 10 – 12, 2017
Hosted by Modesto Police Department, Modesto, CA.  Click here for a PDF course announcement.

ORANGE, CA – Summer, 2017

SO. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 29, 2016  

PLACER COUNTY, CA – August 18, 2017
Narcotic, Explosive, and Patrol certifications (so please RSVP so we can set up accordingly).  Placer County Fairgrounds  Events Center, 800 All America City Boulevard, Roseville, CA.  Registration at 0800 hours, lunch provided.  Contact is Shawn Rosner, Placer County SO – 916.768.0793 –

RIVERSIDE, CA – August or September

CANINE LIABILITY 360 & CANINES IN THE COURTROOM – Presented by TAC Team – September 18-20, 2017
Hosted by National City Police Department, National City, CA.  Click here for a PDF course announcement.

LAS VEGAS, NV  – in conjunction with the Las Vegas K-9 Trials, October, 2017.

NEW MEXICO – Scheduled for the first week in November, 2017.
Contact Rudy Mora……see CNCA Contacts on the home page for his contact under Certifying Officials.

SAN DIEGO, CA – US Border Patrol Certifications – November or December

LOS ANGELES, CA – December


ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, WEST VIRGINIA, WYOMING – Dates to be determined or contact to request a certification in your area.

For more information on possible training and/or to request certifications in your area, please see our Contact CNCA tab or Certifying Official tab for your nearest Certifying Official.


February 5- 7, 2018 – Training Institute (Annual Conference – Classroom Training Only) – Also, a Super Bowl party on February 4, 2018 during registration…….See Annual Training Institute Information on Home Page