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HRD K9 – Burials

Formerly known as Level 2, this workshop will provide teams a concentrated focus on training for the detection of buried human remains. Teams will be able to work through three unique stations over the course of the three day workshop:

Burials that haven’t been contaminated by surface decomposition

A cemetery including exposure to Ground Penetrating Radar

Real world scenario based work.

Stations will also be set up throughout the course to provide continuous opportunities for exposure to large scale surface remains and solidifying the final response. This course is for intermediate and advanced teams.

Space is limited to 36 working spots. Unlimited auditor spots are available.

Instructors: Lisa Higgins, Brad Dennis, Paul S. Martin, Deana Hudgins and others

Cost: Working Spot (1 dog only) $375, Auditor Spot $200

Meals: Lunches will be provided each day.

Hotels: A block of rooms will be held near the training site. Upon completing your registration, you will receive an email with hotel information so that you can reserve your room.

1. Dog must be at least 12 months old and have at least 6 months of HR training.
2. Dog must have a reliable trained final response for HRD.
3. You must have completed the Foundations workshop prior to attending the Burials workshop. This could have been completed through attendance at one of the 2017 or 2018 HRD Specialized K9 Trainings in Ohio or at one of the Level 1 classes at Western Carolina University from 2012 – May 2016.
4. Dog must be current on core vaccinations per AAHA Core Vaccines: Rabies, and Combination vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza). Current titers also accepted.

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Earlier Event: November 4
HRD K9 – Foundations