Join K9s4COPs for our Annual Texas K9 Officers Conference!
WHEN: October 21 – October 25, 2019
WHERE: Harris County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy
2316 Atascocita Road
Humble, Texas 7739
HOST HOTEL: La Quinta by Wyndham- two locations. Limited special $70/night room rate available with Group Code: TKO
|K9s4COPs presents the 2019 Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials along with Harris County Sheriff’s Office.|
The hard-working and elite K9 officers and their handlers will compete in categories including obstacle course, narcotics detection, explosive detection, and patrol. Attending officers will also earn continuing education credits during the classes and training exercises offered throughout the conference.
The Hard Dog/Fast Dog competition, demonstrating how to bring down a “bad guy,” is an additional $25 per K9 team – with a maximum of 50 teams. Hard Dog/Fast Dog takes place Friday morning, Oct. 25 from 7- 11 am at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Academy field and is free and open to public spectators. K9s will be judged on suspect impact and speed. One K9 officer and handler will be named per category along with an overall winner. No need to register for conference in order to sign-up for Hard Dog/Fast Dog.
TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
7-9 am- Registration/Sign-in/Safety Brief
9-12 noon- Case Law (TBD)
12 noon- Lunch provided
1 pm- COB- Break out sessions with SME
7 am- COB-Break out sessions
6- 9 pm- K9s4COPs Unleashed Party – Armadillo Palace
7 am- 11 am- Break-out lectures (two to choose from)
11 am- COB- Break out sessions
7 am -COB- Break out sessions
7- 11 am- Hard Dog/Fast Dog Competition
Lunch provided/awards to follow
TKO 2019 INSTRUCTORS & CLASSES:
Doug Roller and Sergeant Mike Goosby- Tactical K9
Introduction and Advanced Off-Leash Control Techniques- Electronic Collar
Lazaro Cabrera – Police Service Dogs, Inc.
Operant Conditioning Training Methods
About Laz: http://psdk-9.com/psd-staff/
Jason Stanze – Houston K9 Academy
Advanced tracking techniques and aerial support along with Department Public Safety air unit DPS 102
About Jason: http://www.houstonk9academy.com/staff/jason-stanze/
Jaz Stanze – Houston K9 Academy
Narcotics Detection Hidden Compartments Vehicle Scenting- TBD
Bradly Langham– Pacesetter K9
Scent Detection Methods
About Brad: http://pacesetterk9.com/about_pacesetter_k9.htm
Breakout Sessions TBD
Patrol, Narcotics & Explosive
Payment must be received in order to secure your spot. Courses are first sign up/first serve and capped at 10 K9 teams. No refunds will be given. Courses may be added or removed at discretion of K9s4COPs.
Limited hotel rooms available at: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Bush IAH South and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Humble Atascocita. $70/night with Group Rate Code: TKO