2022 PNWK9 Conference
– CONFERENCE INFORMATION –
The annual 2022 PNWK9 conference will be held on May 16-20th, 2022.
General conference registration and fees is $445, there is an optional $25 fee for the Banquet Dinner.
– HOTEL ANNOUNCEMENT-
We are happy to announce the PNWK9 2022 Conference will be held at Comfort Inn & Suites at Walla Walla, WA.
If you are looking for hotel lodging and the Comfort Inn is full, additional rooms can be booked at Holiday Inn Express in Walla Walla, WA.
The official 2022 PNWK9 conference hotel is at Comfort Inn & Suites.
Please use the direct link below to book to our reserved hotel block, or make sure to mention “PNW K9 Association” when booking to receive reserved hotel block rates.
For additional lodging, we have extended PNWK9 lodging to the Holiday Inn Express in Walla Walla, WA.
– REGISTER FOR 2022 CONFERENCE VIA FORM & SQUARE PAYMENT & REGISTRATION FORM –
Secure your spot at the 2022 conference!
1. SELECT BETWEEN NARCOTICS AND EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOG REGISTRATION
2. COMPLETE PAYMENT & PURCHASE MEALS
In order to ensure the completion of your conference registration – you will need to pay $445 for the conference registration fee, and $25 for the Banquet dinner. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX through Square.
– 2022 Itinerary
PNWK9 2022 CONFERENCE
Welcome to the dual Narcotic/Explosive PNWK9 Conference, being held May 16 through May 20th, 2022 in Walla Walla, WA.
Monday May 16th, 2022
0700 – 0800 Registration
0800 – 0830 Opening Comments
Monday May 16th, 2022 0900 – 0930 Jeff Mason – WISN
Monday May 16th, 2022 0930 Paola A. Tiedemann, Ph.D
Odor chemistry in a working dog environment
This presentation will give an overview of the utility of scientific approaches within canine detection practices. It will also discuss updates on the development of basic standards of practice and provide examples from the chemical laboratory geared toward narcotic and explosive detection disciplines showcasing how chemical characterization can guide and validate working dog principles.
Tuesday May 17, 2022 – Jerry Bradshaw
I will discuss detection training methodology, and how it impacts the ultimate operational viability of detector dogs. I will lay out the case for direct reward & deferred final response in detection dogs to produce the operational reward history needed for exceptional performance.
Wednesday & Thursday May 18 & 19th & 22, 2022 Nathan Hall
Principles of Learning and Principles of Olfaction
On May 17, 18 and 19th the participants will be split up into two groups, with one half of the group attending classroom lectures and the other half attending practical exercises in the field with their dogs at various site throughout the base. At the afternoon break the two groups will then switch with the classroom group attending the practical sites and those who were at the practical sites will attend the classroom lecture. This rotation occurs throughout the three days with different lecturers and training sites each day.
Lecturer/ Instructor Breakdown:
May 16th – Keynote Lecture
Paola A. Tiedemann, Ph.D
May 17th – Classroom / Practical Exercises
Lecture -Jerry Bradshaw
May 18 & 19th – Classroom / Practical Exercises
Lecture – Nathan Hall
May 20th – Narcotic Certification
Banquet is Wednesday May 18th, 2022 at 1830, it is $25 a plate.
Keynote Speaker Paola Prada Tiedemann
Presentation Title: “Odor chemistry in a working dog environment”
This presentation will give an overview of the utility of scientific approaches within canine detection practices. It will also discuss updates on the development of basic standards of practice and provide examples from the chemical laboratory geared toward narcotic and explosive detection disciplines showcasing how chemical characterization can guide and validate working dog princip
Dr. Prada-Tiedemann is the current Graduate Program Director for the Masters in Forensic Science program at Texas Tech University. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry with a forensic science concentration from Florida International University in 2010. In 2010, she was awarded the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from the US government. Her studies have united interdisciplinary areas such as chemistry, animal behavior and national security to address issues critical to effective intelligence and defense capabilities. She has worked extensively on developing instrumental methods for the identification of vapor odor signatures from various specimens of forensic and canine detection importance (drugs, explosives, decomposition, pathogens, human odor). She has worked with both national and international police/government agencies to help develop better instrumental and training techniques in various areas of odor detection. She is the author or co-author of numerous journal publications, book chapters, and one book dedicated entirely on human scent evidence. She has presented her research at various national and international forums. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is the current Chair of the Dogs and Sensors subcommittee group within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is also the current vice-Chair for the Dogs and
Jerry Bradshaw is the Owner and Training Director of Tarheel Canine Training www.tarheelcanine.com , the host of the Controlled Aggression Podcast, and the executive director of the Protection Sports Association www.psak9-as.org. Jerry has given police canine seminars to law enforcement and military audiences across the US & Canada, as well as Australia, China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, South Africa, and Brazil.