Back to All Events

Water HRD K9 Workshop

This workshop is designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of Human Remains Detection dogs and handlers working in a still water environment. During the three day training we will focus on improving both the K9 and handler’s search strategy and skills in a still water environment. We will cover special considerations for water searches and minimum handler and K9 safety recommendations. There will be multiple opportunities each day to work large training sources from boats and along the shoreline.

Teams will benefit most from this course if they have had at least some experience working from a boat prior to attending.

Space is limited to 10 working spots. Unlimited auditor spots available.

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. All handlers participating in the training must have a current land certification. A copy must be uploaded during the registration process.
4.Handlers must bring a PFD to the training. K9 PFD is optional.
5.Dog must be current on core vaccinations per AAHA Core Vaccines: Rabies, and Combination vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza). Current titers also accepted.

Register at

Earlier Event: June 29
Back to Basics (Santa Paula, CA)
Later Event: August 16
K9 Challenge Event