C.N.C.A / N.A.C.S.W. Civilian K9 Seminar
Wednesday – Registration Begins – 1300 – 1700 hours
0700 – 0800 – Registration
Key Note Workshop
Chemistry of Scent – Ken Furton
Identification of dominant odor chemicals emanating from source targets for use in developing optimal training aid combinations and mimics for K9 detection training.
Expanding forensic means to investigate K9 scent discrimination.
Surveying organic compounds used in training aids.
Match-No Match thresholds in relation to training.
Key Note Workshop 2
Sports Medicine – Cynthia Otto
1200-1300 – LUNCH
K9 101 – Joe Oberding
Search & Rescue – Sheila McKee
K9 Overview – Amy Herot, Scott Blom & Mark Taylor
Discussion about detection between the sport world and law enforcement
Competing in detection trials….A judges perspective
Bed Bugs & Mold Detection – Karen Oler
HOSTED APPETIZER, NO HOST BAR RECEPTION WITH GUEST SPEAKER Q & A SESSION- VENDOR DISPLAY ROOM
Key Note Workshop 1
Working Dog Problem Solving – Jacey Kelley NACSW
Problem solving to attempt to save a dog’s career from behavior issues, fear issues and how some training methods can help the working handler to understand better what is going on with their dog and to see what their dog is trying to say.
Key Note Workshop 2
Tactical Tracking – Jeff Shetler
Do you hunt criminals with your tracking dog? The threat to police officers is worse now than ever before. The daily headlines seem to show a new story of an officer killed each and every day. Tracking work is the single most dangerous K-9 deployment possible. No other deployment produces more unknown variables than tracking. Similarly, no other deployment has produced more harm to handlers and their dogs than tracking. The simple reason is complete lack of proper training for closing the deal and reading the proximity alert. His course has been refined and has evolved into a practical process to make tactical tracking safer and the key to that process is learning the 4 stages of the Proximity Alert. Jeff currently trains police departments throughout the world in this life saving program. He is also considered the #1 source for Trailing and Proximity Alert Training for our military.
Working Dogs in Ecology and Conservation – Lauralea Oliver
Brief history of working dogs in ecology then move to the formation and structure of the Harvey Dog Program. Training methodology will be discussed along with the background of the Harvey Dogs; how they were acquired and what they do. As examples, a few past and current projects will be highlighted which help to demonstrate the validity and benefit of using dogs in ecological detection. Examples will include work in renewable energy sites and targets which include reptiles, mammals and botanicals. Questions will be taken at the end of the class.
Accelerant Detection – James Bowers
Shaping Behavior – Randy Hare
K9 Training Fundamentals & K9 Aggression – Mike Ritland
This course will cover the basic fundamentals of aggression in working K-9s and address common principles and issues with bite work training and how to apply the basics fundamentals of conditioning and how it relates to dog training.
The following topics will be covered:How to properly select a dog for your program
• How to properly select and develop a decoy for your program
• Body language (both K-9 and human)
• Drive and how relates to bite work (myths and truths)
• Training the correct bite behavior
• Transitioning from training to the real world
• Trouble shooting issues and outing properly
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