K9 Conference

April 20 - 22, 2022 - Heber, AZ

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The AZ K9 Conference begins 2 days earlier than SARCON to allow K9 Handlers to attend SARCON Classes.

K9 Training

The Details:

Limit:  8 handler/dog teams per discipline.

K9 Attendees must commit to 1 workshop.  Splitting workshops will not be permitted.

Costs:

  • $65.00 SARCON Conference Cost and
  • $60.00 per handler/dog working spots or
  • $30.00 per observer/auditor
  • Meal tickets sold separately
  • Housing / Walk in costs additional.

All Participants must currently be on a County Affiliated SAR team or Civil Air Patrol. 

Registration will be available in February from this site.

Helicopter Training

Trailing: Jason Supple, Instructor

Jason is owner of Ardent K9Training on Cottonwood, AZ.  He also serves on the Jerome Police Department as a K9 consultant and K9 handler

Air Scent:  Neil Day, Instructor

Neil is owner of All Day Dogs Adventures in Columbia Falls, MT.  He served 15 years in law enforcement in London and 14 years of experience in search and rescue.

HRD Dr. Ben Alexander, Instructor

Ben has been in search and rescue since 2000.  Dr. Alexander is the K9 Training Director and facilitator of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, (FACTS) located in San Marcos, Tx. 

Extras:

Discipline Instruction and scenarios, Emergency K9 Medical class (4/22) & AZ DPS K9 Helicopter Class (4/22), K9 Good Citizen (4/22)

There are NO classes on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 it is a travel day only.  If you are arriving and checking in on Tuesday and have purchased a meal plan, dinner will be included and will be served from 1800-2000.

K9 Conference Class Schedule

Printable K9 Schedule (includes class descriptions & requirements)

Wednesday Classes 4/20/2022

Breakfast 07-0800; Lunch 12-1300; Dinner 18-2000

All Day Classes

  • K9 HRD
  • K9 Air Scent
  • K9 Trailing

AM Classes

  • N/A

PM Classes

    • N/A

Thursday Classes 4/21/2022

Breakfast 07-0800; Lunch 12-1300; Dinner 18-2000

All Day Classes

  • K9 HRD
  • K9 Air Scent
  • K9 Trailing

AM Classes

  • N/A

PM Classes

    • N/A

Friday Classes 4/22/2022

Breakfast 07-0800; Lunch 12-1300; Dinner 18-2000

All Day Classes

  • N/A

AM Classes

  • K9 HRD
  • K9 Air Scent
  • K9 Trailing

PM Classes

  • K9 Emergency Med Care (13-15)
  • K9 Helicopter Class (13-15)
  • K9 Emergency Med Care (15-17)
  • K9 Helicopter Class (15-1700)
  • Canine Good Citizen (15-16)
  • BLS CPR & First Aid
  • Low Angle Rescue & Patient Packaging
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Fit Test/Pack Check (13-16)

Saturday Classes 4/23/2022

Breakfast 07-0800; Lunch 12-1300; Awards Ceremony Dinner 18-2100

All Day Classes

  • AZ Tracker II Class & Eval
  • Technical Rope Day 2

AM Classes

  • Helicopter Safety (08-10)
  • BLS CPR & First Aid
  • Low Angle Rescue & Patient Packaging
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Fit Test/Pack Check (09-12)
  • Helicopter Safety (10-12)

PM Classes

  • Bone Identification
  • CISM
  • Helo Safety & Ingress/Egress*
  • SARTopo
  • Search Tactics
  • Fit Test/Pack Check (13-16)

Sunday Classes 4/24/2022

Breakfast 07-0800

All Day Classes

  • N/A

AM Classes

  • Bone Identification
  • SARTopo
  • Traps & Snares
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Search Tactics
  • Fit Test/Pack Check

PM Classes

  • N/A