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Central Indiana K9 Association Training Program is proud of the high caliber and variety of training opportunities it has provided for the canine law enforcement teams.

Take a look at our past events.

cik9-training-events-logoMay 6-8 2024 | Training

Q2 Functional Patrol K9 Deployments

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TRAINERHouston K9 Academy

 

TRAINING  Training for high-stress deployments

HOST  CIK9

LOCATION
TBD

TIME  1-8 pm (lunch provided)

COST  $100 Working Spot (limited to 15)
$50 Audit spot (unlimited)

TOPICS 

This will be a 3-day seminar designed to help the K9 Handler think outside the box when it comes to deployment of K9 using realistic training scenarios based on actual live deployments. Handlers will be given the building blocks needed to develop the K9 Team from basic movements to high stress realistic training scenarios. Topics covered include: vehicle bailouts, door pops away from vehicle, high risk stops and vehicle assaults and will take the training beyond basic level deployments to controlled chaos so when the real high stress deployment occurs, it’s not chaos for the K9 Team.

    Questions

    Training/general inquiries:  Nate Hibschman  training@cik9.org 
    Registration questions: Carol Battistini  acctg@cik9.org

    cik9-training-events-logoMar 11-13 2024 | Training

    Q1  Muzzle Seminar

    Click HERE for seminar flyer

    Donate    Volunteer

    TRAINER: Jim O’Brien, NC K9 LLC

     

    NC K9 logoTRAINING  The World of Muzzle and Problem Solving

    HOST  CIK9

    LOCATION
    TBD

    TIME  1-8 pm (lunch provided)

    COST  $100 Working Spot (limited to 15)
    $50 Audit spot (unlimited)

    TOPICS 

    This 3-day seminar will detail the process of conditioning the dog to the muzzle and working muzzle in all aspects of patrol work including detection and tracking.  K9s will learn that the muzzle is no different than its collar, as part of the daily attire.  This course will benefit those who have not used a muzzle at all as well as those who are already conditioned to work their dogs in a muzzle.  We’ll be covering from basic to advanced techniques in the utilization of the muzzle. 

    Required equipment:  Properly fitted muzzle, toy reward, food reward, long line and anything else utilized on deployments.

      Questions

      Training/general inquiries:  Nate Hibschman  training@cik9.org 
      Registration questions: Carol Battistini  acctg@cik9.org

      Feb 20-21, 2024 | Training

      K9 First Aid, and K9 Team Training

      TIME Feb 20-21, 2-8pm
      No meals provided

      Registration deadline:  2/16/2024

      Click HERE for flyer

      INSTRUCTOR 

      Lisa Booth, DVM
      Rob Prichard, PPD

      HOST  Plainfield Police Department

      LOCATION
      Plainfield Police Dept Annex
      4004 Clarks Creek Rd
      Plainfield, IN 46168

      COST  $50 Minimum donation fee
      Restricted to Law Enforcement teams.

      TOPICS

      • K9 FIRST AIDKits for K9s
        • Free First Aid Kit – You receive a well-stocked field first aid kit.
        • Trauma Care – K9s get hurt in the line of duty, we give you information to stabilize them before transport.
        • Canine CPR – Yes, K9s can need CPR. Learn how to do it correctly. It’s different than for humans.
        • Preventive Care – Preventive care for your K9
      • K9 TEAM TRAINING – Rob Prichard, PPD
        • Legal Baseline Class
        • Gear Irrelevancy Drills
        • Scenario-based training

      Questions & Registration:
      Rob Prichard rprichard@plainfieldpd.org
      Registration deadline 2/16/2024

       

      Oct  18-21 2023 | Training

      NSI 2023 Fall Seminar:  Wilderness trailing, Urban trailing. Land HRD, Water HRD

      Registration opens February 3

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

       

      HOST: North Star International K9 Training Association

      Location
      Lakeview Ministries
      13500 W Lake Road, Seymour IN 47274

      Rooms will be assigned a couple weeks before the seminar.  We do try and keep team members in the same cabins, or at least on the same cluster.


      Instructors
      : Click here for trainer bios

      TIME: 8a-5p The camp cooks meals so training the training schedule
      revolves around that. Our training day is usually 8 to 5 with lunch in the field. Fee includes: includes lodging in 4-bed cabin, all meals, full kitchen, & laundry

      COST:
      $435 Seminar
      $ 75 Certification*
      $260 Additional K9
      $220 Audit
      $   0  Waitlist 

      Register for individual Seminar

      • Wilderness Trailing
      • Urban Trailing
      • Land HRD (Human Remains Detection)
      • Water HRD (Human Remains Detection)

      CERTIFICATION

      North Star International K9 Training Association (NSI K9) offers certification in Wilderness Trailing, Urban Trailing, Water Human Remains Detection, and Land Human Remains detection.

      For Certification Standards click here 

      Questions?
      Contact: Michael Sarvich   sarvich@gmail.com

      OCT 16-18, 2023 | Training

      E-collar without conflict (back by popular demand!)

         Donate      Volunteer

      Click HERE for .pdf handout

       

      Location
      Camp Camby, 10740 E CR 700 S,  Camby, IN 46113

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST:
      $100 Working spot – Includes event T-shirt!
      –REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 15 working teams.  
      $50 Audit spots (unlimited)

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.

      Instructor: Eric Stanbro, VanEss K9 Academy

      Eric worked as a K9 handler and trainer from 2005-2018, recently retired as the head trainer from Canton Police Department K9 Unit, along with the Police K9 Association. Eric spent time as a trainer for Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (SEALs) training, America’s elite Multi-Purpose Working Dogs. He is also the co-host of Working Dog Radio podcast, where he interviews trainers and handlers from all over the world.

      Instruction:

      •  Teaching how to start over and undo poor e-collar practices
      • Learn how to use the e-collar as a gas pedal as well as a brake.
      • How to use the e-collar to remove conflict between you and your working dog.
      • Cleaning up your “out” within high stim corrections

      https://www.vanessk9.com/
      https://www.workingdogradio.com/

       

      Oct  4, 2023 | Training

      K9 Supervisor and Administrator 1-day Seminar

       

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

       

      Location
      Carmel City Hall
      One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

      TIME: 8a-5p  (check-in opens at 7:45am)

      This one day (8hr) seminar covers topics including police service patrol dog operations, narcotic-contraband detection dog operations and relevant case law related to the Supreme court of the United States, United States Court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the State of Indiana.

      Any agency member is welcome to attend. Topics geared towards police service and working dog trainers, supervisors, and administrators. Handlers, trainers, and agency attorneys are also encouraged and welcome.

      K9: Case Law
      • Agency, Administrator, Supervisor & Trainer specific
      • Canine Use of Force
      • Canine Search & Seizure

      K9 Industry Standards
      • Certification
      • Training
      • Policy

      COST:
      $150/seat

      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      Officers who successfully complete this course will receive Law Enforcement Training Board continuing education credit of 16 hours.

      Questions?
      Contact: Jennifer@sheepdogguardian.com

      Oct  2-3, 2023 | Training

      Patrol Dog and Narcotic-contraband Dog Detection Dog 2-day Seminar

        

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

       

      Location
      Carmel City Hall
      One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

      TIME: 8a-5p  (check-in opens at 7:45am)

      This two day (16hr) seminar covers topics including police service patrol dog operations, narcotic-contraband detection dog operations and relevant case law related to the Supreme court of the United States, United States Court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the State of Indiana.

      K9: Use of Force and Search & Seizure Narcotic-contraband
      • Supreme Court of the United States
      • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
      • Indiana law

      K9 Industry Standards
      • Certification
      • Indiana-specific
      • Discipline-specific
      • Training

      COST:
      $225/seat

      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      Officers who successfully complete this course will receive Law Enforcement Training Board continuing education credit of 16 hours.

      Questions?
      Contact: Jennifer@sheepdogguardian.com

      Sept 25-29 | Training

      2023 American Tactile K9 Association Conference

      COST: $750/team, includes housing & meals   Audit: $400
      LE and Military Handlers ONLY
      INFO & REGISTRATION: https://atk9.org/2023-conference

      LOCATION
      Muscatatuck Urban Training Center
      4230 E Administration Dr, Butlerville, IN 47223

      Winners will be selected on August 10. Deadline to enter is August 9.  Applicant and K9 just be an active and certified team working in Central Indiana (Marion County and the 8 surrounding counties).

       

      Conference sessions include: 

      • Tactical Canine Casualty Care TC3 (Veterinary Tactical Group)
      • Handler Conditioning (Ashley Horner)
      • E-Collar (Justin Rigney)
      • Reality-Based Training – K9 Team
      • Operational Optimization (Brad Gillespie Spectrum K9)
        Tracking Formations and Action on Contact (Brad Gillespie Spectrum K9) 2-day course
      • Tactical Rappelling and Rope Access (REVAC USA) 2-day course
      • The World of Muzzle (James O' Brien, NCK9, LLC)
      • CQB Fundamentals (DCM Consulting)
      • Detection "Working Fundamentals and Pushing the Limits" (Cameron Ford, Ford K9)
      • Explosives Safety and Post Blast Search for Secondaries (Todd Wilber, Precision
        Explosives)
      • Bitework Conditioning/Troubleshooting (Carlos Ramirez)
      • Tactical Obedience and Conditioning (Antonio "AROD" Rodriguez, ORO K9 Services)
      • Tactical Laser Directional Training (Chris Tucker North GA K9)
      • Functional Patrol K9 Deployment from Patrol Vehicle (Jason Stanze Houston K9
        Academy)
      • Team Movement with K9 (Bellator K9) 2-day course
      • Tactical High-Risk Route Clearing (Nick Fontaine Kilo III Consulting)
      • Increasing Hunt Drive and Expanding the Building Search (Todd Mona)
      • Canine Legal Update: Supervisor and Trainer Liability (Mike Kmiecik Sheepdog Guardian Consulting)
      • Canine Legal Update: Narcotic Contraband Detection Dog (Mike Kmiecik Sheepdog
        Guardian Consulting)
      • Canine Legal Update: Patrol Dog Liability (Mike Kmiecik Sheepdog Guardian Consulting)

      Meet your instructors:  https://atk9.org/2023-conference

      Sept 24 – 28, 2023 | Training

      3rd Annual Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound Seminar

       Volunteer

      LOCATION
      Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
      Indiana Diabetes Youth Camp
      5050 E 211th St, Noblesville, IN 46062

      COST: $200 (20 working spots) – includes onsite lodging, and all meals

      2 instructors per group of 5 teams. 40 hours of class and field work including scenario-based problems from instructors with 140 years of combined experience. Topics to include legal, medical and man trailing.

       

      REGISTER

      Contact Neal Hoard at kenneth.hoard@hamiltoncounty.in.gov for registration form. Once registration is completed and received you will be notified of acceptance by August 1st, 2023 Do not send fees until notified of acceptance.

       

      Watch IndyStar video from 2022 training seminar.

       

      Sept 18, 2023 | Training

      All Things K9

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

       

      INSTRUCTOR  Joshua Brainard   BIO 

      TRAINING  Street Cop Training

      HOST  Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office

      LOCATION
      Columbus Learning Center
      4555 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN 47203

      COST  $225

      TOPICS

      • Understand how police K9s think, learn, and behave
      • Become fluent as a backup officer for a K9 team
      • Understand odor, how it moves, and how the environment affects it
      • Be prepared for concealment techniques and masking odors
      • Master narcotic sniffs and patrol deployments
      • Improve tracking, trailing, and area searches
      • Effective ways to contain, locate, and apprehend suspects
      • How to Properly utilize a K9 during high-risk deployments
      • Gain awareness of heat injuries and K9 first aid
      • Understand K9-specific case law, preparing for court, and record keeping
      • Prevent handler, supervisor, and department liability
      • Real deployment videos will be shown to explain how suspects were located and narcotics were seized.

      You will leave confident in your ability to handle, train supervise, and assist a K9

      Questions & Reservations
      https://www.streetcoptraining.com/

       

      Jul 17-19, 2023 CANCELED| CIK9 Training

      HRD / Scenario Based Training Seminar

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      HOST CIK9 High Risk Deployment K9

      LOCATION
      OLD Hendricks County Jail,
      925 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

      INSTRUCTORS
      • Ray Murphy – Co-Founder, Lead Police K9 Instructor/Decoy
      • Ted Summers – Co-Founder, Director of Training & Lead Police K9 Instructor

      COST  $585 per working K9 team.  Limited to 30 teams.
      $245 audit spots – unlimited CANCELED

      **New Scenarios from 2020 HRD Seminar**
      This will be an intense working seminar to challenge both K9 and Handler. You will be given no-nonsense instruction, valuable feedback, and guidance on how to implement scenario-based training into your training.

      Please bring all standard patrol gear and a muzzle.

      Meals will be provided on-site (drinks, snacks, and lunch). This seminar is available to all levels of experience — from green dogs to experienced patrol dog handler teams.  We scale training exercises based on experience level.

      Questions & Reservations
      • For training or general inquires contact Kyle Schaefer at 317-353-7852 or training@cik9.org 
      • Hotel Info: Comfort Inn, 8229 E US 36, Avon, IN 46123 | tel: (317) 272-8789

      Jun 9-10, 2023 | IN Training

      K9 Operational Medicine

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      HOST CIK9 with Dustoff K9

      LOCATION
      Whitestown Police Department
      6208 Veterans Dr, Whitestown IN 46075

      INSTRUCTORS
      Dustoff K9, Brady Smith/Director-Lead Instructor, Retired Army Special Forces Medic/K9 Handler with 14 yrs experience

      COST  $450 per working K9 team.  Limited to 20 teams.  
      $100 audit spots – unlimited

      This will be a 2-day seminar focusing on operational and field veterinary medicine, empowering handlers to stabilize their K9 at the point of injury and ready them for rapid transport and effective handoff to formal veterinary care.

      Course topics to include: K9 point of injury medicine (includes different types of trauma, airway, chest wounds, burns, hypothermia), opioid exposure, eat injuries, gastric dilatation volvulus.

      This seminar will include classroom instruction
      as well as hands-on practicums using K9 manikins with basic scenarios on the first day and the more difficult scenarios on day 2.

      Questions & Reservations
      • For registration questions email Carol Battistini – Treasurer at acctg@cik9.org
      • For training or general inquires contact Kyle Schaefer at 317-353-7852 or training@cik9.org

      May 30, 2023 | Training

      TSA-IN Explosive Detection K9 Program
      SCENARIO BASED TRAINING IN EXPLOSIVES, NARCOTICS, PATROL, SAR

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

      HOST: CIK9

      Location: Plainfield High School
      1 Red Pride Dr, Plainfield IN 46168

      COST: FREE FREE FREE

      FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
      To register – RSVP with agency name, handler name, and K9 specialty to Keith.M.Gray@tsa.dhs.gov by 5/19/23.

      Please include if you plan on attending the 2nd day.

      For training or general inquires please contact TSA Trainer Eric Hood at 317-665-0180

       

      This year we are going back to school as TSA Indianapolis will host its 7th Annual Multi-Agency K9 Training Event in partnership with the Central Indiana K9 Association. This event is open to all Federal, State, and Local K9 Teams. K9 Handlers are encouraged to invite their agency’s trainers and command staff to attend so that they may provide individual feedback to their teams.

      There will be trainers representing all disciplines from the public and private sectors running multiple training scenarios throughout the day. Any agency trainer that would like to assist or even run a scenario of their own design is encouraged to include info with their RSVP.

      Handlers are advised to bring with them any specialized gear required for their discipline.

      2nd DAY for Explosive Teams
      May 31, 2023: second day of training in partnership with the FBI to include Intro to Improvised Explosives Presentation, Explosives Range Demonstration, and Bomb Threat Search Presentation (2nd day open to government entities only)

      May 11-13, 2023 | Training

      K9 Tac Ops – SKIDDS / CATS class

      Click HERE for seminar flyer

       

      HOST: K9 Tactical Operations

      Location
      Evansville Police Department
      15 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville, IN 47708

      Day 1  CK Community Center
      100 E. Walnut Street Evansville Indiana

      S.K.I.D.D.S. / CATS, KATTS and T-MACC are a unique one-of-a-kind K9 tactical course that is designed to educate and train K9 handlers, SWAT teams, Specialty Units, Patrol Officers and Correction Officers and the Military on the deployment of police dogs in a high risk patrol or SWAT Operation. You will participate in numerous slow and deliberate tactical training scenarios. Teams will learn the latest K9 searching methods, deployment and arrest techniques

      The goal of this 3 day course is to educate and train Patrol Officers, SWAT operators, specialty units 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.

      Questions & Reservations

      Contact: Brad Smith  TopDogWCK1@aol.com   626-523-4028

      Please click HERE for event flyer.

      For more information and suggested equipment to bring.  https://k9tacops.com/

       

      APR 17-19, 2023 | Training

      E-collar without conflict

      Register      Donate      Volunteer

      Click HERE for .pdf handout

       

      Location
      Hosted by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office
      Camp Camby, 10740 E CR 700 S,  Camby, IN 46113

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST:
      $100 Working spot – Includes event T-shirt! SOLD OUT
      –REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 15 working teams.  
      $50 Audit spots (unlimited)

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.

      Instructor: Eric Stanbro, VanEss K9 Academy

      Eric worked as a K9 handler and trainer from 2005-2018, recently retired as the head trainer from Canton Police Department K9 Unit, along with the Police K9 Association. Eric spent time as a trainer for Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (SEALs) training, America’s elite Multi-Purpose Working Dogs. He is also the co-host of Working Dog Radio podcast, where he interviews trainers and handlers from all over the world.

      Instruction:

      •  Teaching how to start over and undo poor e-collar practices
      • Learn how to use the e-collar as a gas pedal as well as a brake.
      • How to use the e-collar to remove conflict between you and your working dog.
      • Cleaning up your “out” within high stim corrections

      https://www.vanessk9.com/
      https://www.workingdogradio.com/

       

      Nov 16-17-18  2022 | Training

      Advanced K9 Tracking

      Register      Donate      Volunteer

      Click HERE for .pdf handout

       

      Location
      Hosted by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office
      Camp Camby, 10740 E CR 700 S,  Camby, IN 46113

      Instructors: Travis Lax, Stoic K9, LLC

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST:
      $100 Working spot – Includes event T-shirt!
      –REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 10 working teams.  SOLD OUT
      $50 Audit spots (unlimited)

      Travis served 11 years in the Army as an Infantryman, mostly in Infantry Battalion Reconnaissance units. Being active duty military, he moved around quite a bit and have had the opportunity to find dog sport clubs to train with, and learn from across the nation.

      Travis expanded his experience and knowledge to the odor side of working dogs by getting involved in Search and Rescue and handling a Cadaver dog, and have trained trailing dogs within the state that are used in SAR. He has also imprinted and handled a Belgian Shepherd detecting bed bugs, and worked for a local company searching hotels.

      In 2019 Travis certified as a Patrol K9 decoy through Tulsa Police Departments’ decoy seminar. He returned to Oklahoma at the beginning of 2020 and successfully completed an 800 hour dog trainer course through Canine Unlimited of Tulsa, Inc. Travis now works at the same business that he trained under to continue honing his craft, as well as train and supply the finest Police Service Dog’s in the country.

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.

       

      Nov 7-8, 2022 | Training

      Police K9 Decoy Class

      Hosted by Lawrence Police Department

      LOCATION
      Franklin Township Annex Learning Center
      6019 S Franklin Rd
      Indianapolis IN 46259

      COST:
      $125 Working spots (limited to 10) – includes all meals
      $  75 Audit spots (unlimited)

      INSTRUCTOR:
      Scott LaRoe,
      YouTube Channel
      Facebook Page
      Owner and lead trainer of Magnum K9, Scott LaRoe has been working PROFESSIONALLY with dogs for 24 years! Basically if you have seen a dog do it, this guy has trained it! Bird dogs, shed dogs, competition dogs, police dogs, bomb dogs, arson dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, facility dogs and pets!

      REGISTER

      Contact Sgt. Adam Hazelwood, Lawrence PD, AHazelwood@cityoflawrence.org, cell 317-414-4617.

       

      Some of the topics that will be covered are:

      Training and scenario philosophy
      Nerve Classification
      Environmental Neutrality
      Drive Channeling
      Grip and Out Development
      Skills for Decoy and K9

      Oct 21, 2022 | Training

      Multi-Agency K9 Training
      Explosives – Narcotics – Apprehension – SAR

      LOCATION
      Avon Middle School
      1251 N Dan Jones Rd, Avon, IN 46123

      PRESENTED BY
      Transportation Security Administration
      Indiana Explosive Detection Canine Program
      Central Indiana K9 Association

      Click here for .pdf handout

       

      This event is open to all Federal, State and Local K9 Teams. K9 Handlers are encouraged to invite their agency’s trainers and command staff to attend so that they may provide individual feedback to their teams. There will be trainers representing all disciplines from the public and private sectors running multiple training scenarios throughout the day.

      Any agency trainers who would like to assist or even run a scenario of their own design are encouraged to include that info when they RSVP. Handlers are advised to bring with them any specialized gear required for their particular discipline.

      • For additional information please contact TSA Trainer Eric Hood at 317-665-0180.

      • Please RSVP with agency name, handler name, and K9 specialty to
      Keith.M.Gray@tsa.dhs.gov by 10/16. Participation will be limited to the first 100 teams to register.

      Oct 12-13, 2022 | Training

      Canine Legal Updates and Opinions Seminar
      Patrol Dog and Narcotic-Contraband Dog Detection

      COST:  $225/Seat

      REGISTER: https://www.sheepdogguardian.com/seminar-registration
      To be invoiced please email or call Jennifer at: 630-361-4632 Jennifer@sheepdogguardian.com

      LOCATION
      Carmel City Hall
      One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

      PRESENTED BY
      Sheepdog Guardian Consulting

      Click here for .pdf handout

       

      This two-day (16hr) seminar covers topics including police service patrol dog operations, narcotic-contraband detection dog operations, and relevant case law related to the Supreme court of the United States, United States Court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the State of Indiana.

      Any agency member is welcome to attend—topics geared towards police service and working dog handlers and trainers of patrol and narcotic-contraband detection dogs.  Agency attorneys, prosecutors, supervisors, and administrators are also encouraged and welcome.

      Officers who successfully complete this course will receive Law Enforcement Training Board CE credit of 16 hours. 

      K9: Use of Force and Search & Seizure Narcotic-contraband

          • Supreme Court of the United States
          • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
          • Indiana Law

       K9 Industry Standards

          • Certification
          • Indiana – specific
          • Discipline – specific
          • Training

      Oct 3-7, 2022 | Training

      DLE K9 Seminar – Workshop / Certification
      PATROL – BOMB – NARCOTICS

      COST: $400/team, includes housing & meals
      REGISTERhttps://indianasfinest.wildapricot.org/event-4817323

      LOCATION
      Muscatatuck Urban Training Center
      4230 E Administration Dr, Butlerville, IN 47223

      PRESENTED BY
      Indiana State Police
      Lawrenceburg Police K9 Unit

      Click here for .pdf handout

       

      MT-3-day Event – Limited Spots – Problem Solving Every Day

      •  Bulk Narcotics
      • Bulk Explosives
      • Tactical simunition training
      • Scenario based training
      • Practical Tracking with John Ivey
      • Night Tracks / Traffic Stops
      • Current Blasting Technology and Explosives with Austin Powder
      • Lecture on the Odor of Explosives with John V Goodpastor, PhD
      • Odor Print Training Aids with Precision Explosives
      • EOD Scenarios with Cpl Michael Sarchet
      • K9 Nutritional Seminar with Kinetic Feed
      • Introduction to muzzle
      • Directional Search / Tactical Obedience
      • And much, much more!

       

       

      Sept 25 – 29, 2022 | Training

      Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound Seminar

       Volunteer

      LOCATION
      Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
      Indiana Diabetes Youth Camp
      5050 E 211th St, Noblesville, IN 46062

      COST: $200 (20 working spots) – includes all meals

      40 hours of class and field work including scenario-based problems from instructors with 140 years of combined experience. Topics to include legal, medical and man trailing.

       

      REGISTER

      Contact Neal Hoard at kenneth.hoard@hamiltoncounty.in.gov for registration form. Once registration is completed and received you will be notified of acceptance by August 1st, 2022. Do not send fees until notified of acceptance.

       

      Aug 23-24-25, 2022 | Training

      National Odor Recognition Test 

      LOCATION
      Indianapolis Motor Speedway

       

      CIK9 will be at the event on Wednesday.  Stop by and say hello, and let the team know that you learned about the event here!

      https://www.atf.gov/explosives/national-odor-recognition-test

      You can find great images from this event on our FB and IG pages!  Be sure to like and follow to stay in the loop!

      July 13-15 2022 | Training

      Advanced Training and Problem Solving for Law Enforcement K9 Teams

      Click HERE for .pdf handout

       

      Location
      Plainfield PD Annex, 4004 Clarks Creek Rd., Plainfield IN 46168

      Instructors: Howard Young – White Beard K9

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST: $100 (working spot) ** REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 30 working teams.  $50 Audit spots (unlimited)

      This course will cover everything from selection to tailoring your dog’s training to best meet the high demands placed on law enforcement K9 teams. Every handler has specific strengths and weaknesses, as do their K9 partners.  The course includes discussions regarding a variety of training arrangements and exercises to enhance your dog’s working ability.

      Hard work and sustained effort are essential ingredients but are fruitless if training is poorly designed or not practiced to fidelity.  

      This course takes a deeper look into what makes some teams more successful than others and aims to identify those elements and provide practical training recommendations for the dual-purpose K9.

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.  

      ABOUT THE TRAINER

      Howard is a civilian police K9 trainer located in Shelby NC. From a young age, he had a passion for working dogs, along with a hunger to learn.  This passion put him on a path to assist with training police and protection dogs with an acquaintance at the Shelby NC Police Department.  

      He was offered a job to be a civilian police K9 trainer and for over 25 years, he has been employed to oversee the procurement, development, and training of the Shelby Police Department’s K9 teams. He has since contracted with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office to oversee the training there, as well.

       

      Feb 21-22-23 2022 | Training

      K9 Intensification Course

      Click HERE for .pdf handout

       


      Location
      Hosted by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office
      BPD Training Facility, 75 Whittington Dr, Brownsburg, IN 46112

      Instructors: Steve “Zane” Stoops, Zane K9 Dynamics

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST: $100 (working spot) ** REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 30 working teams.  $50 Audit spots (unlimited)

      This K9 Workshop on K9 Intensification will be a 3-day working workshop consisting of:

      • an explanation on K9 Intensification
      • evaluation of K9s for a confrontation without bite gear
      • development of confrontation.

      Other areas included are

      • principles of E-collar
      • obedience vs. delivery systems
      • indiscriminate biting vs equipment sucking
      • the role of relationship in control
      • tactical considerations and realities

      Finishing up with aggregate training of Zane’s principles and philosophies.

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.

       

      Nov 8-9-10  2021 | Training
      K9 Behavior Conditioning and Tabletop Aggression

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      Location
      Hosted by the Brownsburg Police Department
      BPD Training Facility, 75 Whittington Dr, Brownsburg, IN 46112

      Instructors: Jim Hagerty, AFT SRT K9 Trainer

      TIME: 2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

      COST: $FREE!  (working spot) ** REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 30 working teams

      This K9 Workshop is an orientation and introduction to K9 Behavior Conditioning as well as Tabletop Aggression techniques and practices.

      This is a working workshop with all K9 Teams working on the following tasks: table agitation, table civil, drive capping, back-tie, self-outs, long line, e-collar, tone downs, comms on K9, directional with laser and whistle recall.

      These techniques will provide training tools and approaches that allow for capturing and channeling K9 behavior in an effective manner.

      This training is open to Military/Law enforcement only.  Working teams – please bring a Bite Suit and be prepared to DECOY.  Unlimited audit spots.  

       

      JUL 7-8-9 2021 | Training
      Common Scents “On Target Method” of K9 Detection

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      Location
      Hosted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K9 Unit,
      3345 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

      Instructors: Randy Hare / Alpha K9 – randyhare.com or alphak9.com

      TIME: 10a-5p (lunch will be provided)

      COST: $50.00 (working spot) ** REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 35 ATTENDEES

      We at CIK9 are excited to announce our 2nd training event of 2021, Jul 8, 9, 10, co-hosted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K9 Unit and instructed by Randy Hare, Alpha K9 founder and international dog trainer.

      Common Scents – “On Target Method” is an orientation and introduction (or refresher to those that have attended in past) to Randy’s On Target detection training system. This course is designed to give the attendee an excellent insight into this training method. This course will review the techniques of Randy’s “On Target Method” and learn how it differs from the traditional methods of detection training.

      Techniques learned will show how the K9s learn for themselves, that their eyes and ears mean nothing when it comes to earning the reward object. Training this way eliminates 95% of the cues that may cause false indications.

       

      JUN 29-JUL 1, 2020 | Training
      High Risk Deployment Scenario Based Training

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      Location
      Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex 1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

      Instructors: Ray Murphy, Ted Summers, Eric Stanbro

      COST: $500 Working Spot | $225 Audit Spot

      This will be an intense working seminar to help police K-9 learn proper mechanics of bite work development. Decoys must come with a dog that is solid on proper bite mechanics. Please bring a comp or semi-comp bite suit that fits properly.

      Meals will be provided on-site (drinks, snacks, lunch, and dinner.)