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K9 Detection Seminar with Don Blair (Front Royal, VA)

This seminar will focus on the use of operant conditioning training techniques to shape behaviors in working canines used for law enforcement, military or sport applications. Additionally, seminar lecture will cover detection training components, canine selection and shaping fundamentals.

There will be a limit of 10 working slots. To hold a working slot, attendees MUST ATTEND Tuesday April 10th lecture as this will outline Don’s training approach and philosophy.

Seminar Outline is as follows:

Tuesday April 10th, 2018: Lecture/Presentations/Demo
- Introductions
- Applications of Operant Conditioning Techniques to Working Dogs
- Fundamentals of Detection Training
- Lunch
- Trainers Game
- Q&A with Don

Wednesday April 11th, 2018: Detection Sessions
- Q&A from Tuesdays lecture
- Morning Detection Work
- Lunch
- Afternoon Detection Work
- Q&A with Don

Thursday April 12th, 2018: Detection Sessions
- Q&A from Wednesday Detection Sessions
- Morning Detection Sessions
- Lunch
- Afternoon Detection Sessions
- Q&A with Don

Friday April 13th, 2018: Detection Sessions
- Q&A from Thursday Detection Sessions
- Morning Detection Sessions/Scenarios
- Lunch
- Afternoon Detection Sessions/Scenarios

Please be aware that, other than demo dogs, few if any dogs will be worked on Tuesday. All working slots will have an opportunity to work dogs on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Seminar Fees:

- Working slot: $700 (Working slots must attend the lecture portion on Tuesday April 10th, 2018)
- Auditor slot: $200 ($50 per day)

Registration & Payment

All working slot fees will be due by Tuesday March 20th, 2018 to hold your working slot. Registration forms may be emailed to:

Please note on the registration form if you wish to pay via PayPal (PayPal fees will apply) or if you wish to send a check. Checks should be payable to: Detection K9, and mailed to:
Detection K9
PO Box 572
Front Royal, Va. 22630

All auditing slot fees must be paid by Tuesday April 3rd, 2018.
Auditors wishing to pay on the day of the seminar must pay by cash. Checks will not be accepted on seminar day.

Cancellation Policy

Working Slots may be cancelled without fees up to Tuesday March 27th, 2018. Cancellations received after March 27th, 2018 will incur a 10% cancellation fee off the price of the Working Slot.
Audit Slots may be canceled at any time and will receive a full refund.