Stoner, who excelled at everything he did.

Stoner, who excelled at everything he did.

Every year, Colorado Forensic Canines offers a variety of educational opportunities to the community, geared specifically towards law enforcement, canine search and recovery teams, canine certifications, the legal community, dive teams and more. We are open to your suggestions regarding future topics so please feel free to contact us with your ideas.

2018 Training, Certification and Educational Opportunities

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Colorado Forensic Canines' Search Dog School Training has put together an extensive selection of training opportunities for canines as well as a annual seminar for law enforcement, fire departments, coroners, district attorneys. Please see our calendar of events listed below. You may contact me directly if you are interested in enrolling in any of the events, space permitt


1. Fire Fatality and Human Remains

Date: November, 2018. Exact date is pending

Location:Lakewood Police Department

Speaker: Dr. Mary Cablk, Reno, Nevada

Cost: $150.

More advertisement/flyer forthcoming but you may reserve a spot now.


2. NAPWDA Canine Recertification

Date: June 21-24

Location: metro Denver area, Chatfield S.P. 

Master Trainer: Pat Moloney, Pittsburgh, PA

Cost: $325 per team. $200 to audit.

We only have audit space available. So sorry.


3. Vehicle and Building Searches

Date: July 7 and 8.

Location: Denver, CO area.

Master Trainer: Matt Devaney, U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso, TX.

Cost: $250, one dog per handler.  Seminar is full. Taking back up spots. Audit space: $175.


4. Janet Wilts and Bonnie Wittman  Seminars- both trailing and water.

Dates: July 13-16, 4 days. Trailing only.  Seminar is full. Will take one or two back up names. Price is $410.

Location: Eleven Mile Reservoir/ Fairplay  area, Park County, CO


Dates: July 18-20 inclusive. Water seminar including boat work. 

Location: Eleven Mile Reservoir, Park County, CO

Cost: pending but plan on $350. 

The water seminar is fully booked but we will take audit spots ( price pending) for a couple of people as well as one or two back ups for canine participation. Audit spots: $200.


5. NAPWDA Canine Recertification

Dates: November 1-4 inclusive.

Location: Metro Denver area including Chatfield S.P.

Price: $325 per team. $200 to audit.

Master Trainer: Matt Devaney, U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso, TX.

Very limited space. Audit positions available for $200.


Additional seminar information may be added and will be posted separately. 


For those unfamiliar with NAPWDA certification requirements, you may view those here:


 SWGDOG guidelines include yearly certification on all canines. This is becoming a national trend, as it should be. There are many other expectations, by SWGDOG standards. These can be reviewed here:


Colorado Forensic Canines maintains the highest standards for all canine teams we use. Yearly re certification is mandatory. Training logs are mandatory. We are happy to discuss our standards at any time. 

Also, our practices are open to anybody who wishes to come and see how we train. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.

Happy New Year to all, with a wish for a safe and quiet 2018.

2017 Training, Certification and Educational Opportunities.

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May 21-24. Lakewood, CO. NAPWDA Cadaver Training and Certification

Master Trainer: Dr. Stephen McKenzie, New York.  $325 one dog/ one handler.

This seminar is full. Audit space available. $175


 June 15-18. Trailing Seminar with Janet Wilts, Bonnie Whitman and Beat Marti.

1 to 3 student to instructor ratio. Cost: $450. Audit space: $200. 

Location: either Lake County or Park County. Determination to be made shortly.

This seminar will fill very quickly so book early.


June 20-22. HRD Seminar with Janet Wilts and Bonnie Whitman.

Low student ratio: 4 to 1. Cost: $400.    Audit Fee: $200.

Location: either Lake County or Park County. Determination to be made shortly.

This seminar will book very quickly so reserve your spot early.

June 23. Private Lessons with either Bonnie Whitman or Janet Wilts

This is a new offering this year and we expect the slots to fill quickly. Two hours for $125 one on one instruction. Three slots for each instructor.  If you are interested in one on one trailing instruction, we will pair you up with a second trailing team "back to back" so that you may lay trails for each other.  We do have the option of adding another day on June 24th but only after the 23rd is full. No audits for private lessons.

Sept. 14-17. NAPWDA Training and Certification.

Master Trainer: Greg Strickland, Florida

Fairplay, CO.  Cost: $325. One dog/ one handler. Audit Fee: $175. Shore certification only.

This certification will fill quickly.





Summer of 2017.

Guest Speaker: Michele Stuart of JAG Enterprises. Michele is an internationally sought after speaker, and "go to " person for the FBI when trying to locate difficult to find people. She is a social media expert.  Michele will be presenting an 8 hour class on this topic which will be relevant to law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and attorneys. More details to follow.

Cost: $250