Advanced Narcotics & Explosives Detection Seminar


Advanced Narcotics & Explosives Detection Seminar

Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force

November 18, 19, 20, 2009

Hopkinsville, KY


The seminar will be open to Law Enforcement K-9 handlers and supervisors. The class will be open to up to 15 handler/dog teams. Spectators, including supervisors are welcome to attend. The class will comprise both classroom instruction and practical handling in scenario based problems. Advanced Detection will cover practical detection scenarios and problem solving all aspects of detector dog teams in both explosives detection and narcotics detection.  This seminar will also include operations for searching warehouses, tractor trailers, checkpoints, and vehicle stops. Includes classroom and field work.


                                                  Participants Will:


  • Learn to properly deploy their K9s in real-world scenarios.
  • Be challenged on hides of varying height, depth, weight and permeation times.
  • Prepare to perform above currently existing canine certification protocols.
  • Prepare for the NORT explosives detection certification.
  • Prepare for Scenario-based NTPDA certifications
  • Learn techniques for more efficient deployment: free searching & scanning
  • Learn techniques through hide placement to create a more independent K9
  • Reduce the handler dependency of their k9 in difficult problems.
  • Learn how to set up training to extinct responses to distractor odors.
  • Learn how to set up maintenance training plans to improve performance
  • Improve final response behaviors: scratching or passive-stare to source.


"Innovating the future of dog training.”

Registration Form.


Please send this in to register for the seminar. Send to: Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. PO Box 1694, Sanford, NC 27330. Registration can also be taken on first day of seminar for a late registration, but please call ahead to reserve a spot, 919-774-4152 or 919-244-8044. Hotel Info & Schedule of events will be provided by contact persons, or after registration has been received.


Name _________________________________________________________________


Agency Affiliation _______________________________________________________



K9 Certified with ________________________________________ (Agency or Organization)


Address ___________________________________ State__________ Zip ____________


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K9 Team participating $200.

Spectator participating $80, shall not be pro-rated.


$_______ is enclosed. Make Checks Payable to Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.


     This release is intended to discharge National Tactical Police Dog Association, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.  and their owners, officers, agents, and sponsors, The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, KY, the state of Kentucky, Hopkinsville, KY or any of the seminar host’s  agents and assigns, from and all liability arising out of or in connection with my participation in any of the seminar events for which I am registered or in which I am participating.

     I understand that serious accidents can occur during police dog training, events, and other dog-related activities. Participation in such activities may occasionally result in serious personal injury and/or property damages. Knowing and appreciating such risks, nevertheless, I hereby agree to assume those risks and full responsibility for the actions of my dog(s) and myself.

     By signing below I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to this hold harmless agreement.




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Applicant’s Signature                                     Date


Seminar Location:


First day assembly – 0800 Hours.

Location TBA

Hopkinsville KY





Detective Tye W. Jackson

Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force

K9 Supervisor/Chief Trainer

 Jerry Bradshaw

Tarheel Canine

Hotels:  TBA