Calendar 2019

TRACKING WORK SHOP april 22-24 2019  please mail


Working dog workshop may 10-18 


Instructor : Ron Ligtenberg
May 10-18, 2019 Location: Dayton, Ohio

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Canine Connection would like to extend an invitation to participate in our canine workshop that will be conducted at the training center of Ohio Task Force One. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on skills and scenarios necessary for the selection, improvement and maintenance of law enforcement and search and rescue canines. Classroom and field work will include lectures and tasking in the following areas:

  • §  Screening process for the suitability and selection of canines for specialized jobs in LE, SAR and various venues.

  • §  Replication of real world scenarios in various environments including rubble and debris, buildings(both standing and simulated collapsed), vehicles ( crushed, intact, within and outside of rubble) , wide area, above ground and buried source searches.

  • §  Locating multiple victims/odors within a search area

  • §  Agility course navigation and application for working K-9’s.

  • §  Question/answer/open discussion segments involving handlers from local counties,

    states and countries. Participants include Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Canine Search Specialist, regional and state SAR resources, and law enforcement officers with tracking, apprehension and odor detection canines.

  • §  Time and weather permitting, a FEMA Foundation Skills Assessment Certification (prerequisite of Task Force approval is mandatory) and a Canine Good Citizen evaluation may be offered independently at the conclusion of days end work shop activities.

    About Ron Ligtenberg:

    Ron is the owner of Ronin Dog Training. He provides instructional seminars for working canines of various capabilities within the United States and the Netherlands. He specializes in supplying law enforcement and the military with K-9’s along with the proper methodology to optimize performance of these assets. His website, achievements, and services offered can be viewed at

    To request registration forms/info please contact: LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!! Debbie Triplett (423)838-0491 email:

    Kristan Terry (423)618-6330 email:


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