Central Indiana K9 Association Training Program strives to assist, unite, and promote all working K9 Teams across Central Indiana, to accomplish through enhanced training, education, performance the overall professionalism of K9 Teams.


  • Assist in the exchange of information and ideas related to Working K9 tactics, techniques, and to further the networking and interrelationship of working K9 Teams in Central Indiana.
  • Facilitate educational material & training through publications, visual aids, and training seminars.
  • Maximize the benefits of the Law Enforcement K9 unit for the protection and service to both the handler and the citizens we serve.



  • Four (4) quarterly training seminars partnering with host law enforcement agencies showcasing CIK9 services.
  • CIK9 will become a premier organization for the facilitation of K9 training in Central Indiana.
    • minimize the cost to agencies in our geographical location by offering local training without the need for travel
    • provide utilization of specialized equipment that will be housed at the permanent training facility in the future
    • encourage sharing of information, ideas & networking of K9 Teams to enhance K9 Teams’ education, skills, and professionalism.


WHEN:    Jul 13-15

TIME2p-9p (lunch will be provided)

Plainfield PD Annex
4004 Clarks Creek Rd.
Plainfield IN 46168

Howard Young – White Beard K9

$100 (working spot)  REGISTRATION LIMITED TO  25 working teams, T-Shirts available
$50.00 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.  


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.

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