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Workshop/Seminar for 2018 with American Working Dog Association are you currently a dog handler who wants to increase performance of the team or are you just starting out and want to jump to the head of the pack?    June 4 – 7, 2018, A.T.S. K9 Ltd will be hosting their  7th annual detection dog workshop in Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada. Over 200 acres of prime land and buildings to work in.

Fee for one team is  $300.00 Cdn, and $250.00 US for 4 day attendance.  Limited space so call for more information.

Classroom – Theory and Methodology
  • Motivation and Methodology – We teach you how to gain the best performance from you and your dog.
  • Problem Solving – We show you how to solve problems as they happen to keep your dog operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Tracking and Trailing – Knowing the difference
  • Detection Dog Practices – drug sniffing, explosives detection, human remains recovery, bedbugs and accelerant detection.
  • Advanced search pattern techniques that do not distract from your dog’s attention and focus
  • Introduction to human remains recovery over land and water
  • Advanced imprint techniques that boost the dog’s ability to locate the source.
Field Work

This is where the classroom becomes real.  In our field work session, we take everything you learned in theory and show you how put it into practice on 200 acres of mixed terrain and water crossings.

You and your dog will work with leading detection dog expert Sid Murray to get insider secrets that will help make you and dog top performers in the field.


Are you and your dog ready to be certified or is it time for re-certification?  Drug, Explosive, Bed Bugs, Human Remains.

American Working Dog Association evaluators will be available to test and certify you and your dog.  AWDA is an internationally recognized independent K9 certification organization known for having the highest standards in the industry.

Meet our Instructors

  • Bob-Wright
    Explosive detection work with K9

Sid Murray: Founder and Owner of A.T.S. K9 and Master Trainer of American Working  Dog, has spent more than 30 yrs. as an innovator in the detection dog industry.  Over the years A.T.S. K9 has supplied many trained and untrained police dogs to numerous law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Sid will cover and instruct on Bed Bug detection, and explain and demonstrate the training of the detection dog from start to completion, as per his new book.

Mike Bullock National Director and Master Trainer of American Working Dog Association of North Carolina. In 2013 was lead instructor with MARSOC Special Forces and led  training and instruction for Special Forces marines covering IED Explosives detection.

Rich Yonlisky  10 years as Sergeant in charge of K9 Unit Pennsylvania. K9 handler for over 20 years .  AWDA Master Trainer/Evaluator  will instruct the Drug Dog handling and training.

John Grima, AWDA Vice President and Master Trainer will cover Search and Rescue, Human remains,  Clarification of AWDA Certification and required FEMA Courses. Motivational Tracking and Area Searches.

Paris Nicholson 111 –  Learn and watch a gas line leak detection dog. With so many gas lines being laid in North America this is a good opportunity to learn how to make a living working with your dog.  Lecture on training a Pipeline Leak Detection Dogs, which covers, injections, indications, motivations, selection process, DOT requirements, rates.

Registration and further information

Accommodations can be reserved at:

A block of rooms are being held at the Best Western Rose City,  300 Prince Charles Drive,  Welland, Ontario  – Held  under A.T.S. K9 Ltd.

Phone 1800 387 8186  or 905 732 0922 x 180

$118.00 per night  + tx.  1 Queen      for a 3 night stay
$128.00 per night + tx    2 Queen
Rooms have Kitchenettes and  Sofa Beds
Rates includes hot breakfast buffet

AirBNB  in nearby Welland, Ontario: 2 homes, pet friendly.

Email Barbara Bartholomew at  for more information and to book.
Rooms have been blocked for the seminar so mention A.T.S. K9 or Sid Murray.

Reserve your space early!
Call 1-905-988 8800 cell

Have you gone to workshops where the instructor gives you all kinds of information, and never found out whether it would suit you and your dog? That will not happen here. You will totally understand what works for you and your dog. If your dog is trained and you are looking for certification, we can provide under American Working Dog Association membership and guidelines.

One of the main reasons for a Detection seminar is to have Canadians realize the value of detection dogs, used in Law enforcement, Search and Rescue, and the private sector.
In the United States, in the smallest State they have 1000 working dogs.
Across Canada with RCMP, Customs, City and Regional Police, OPP and QPP, Agriculture , Conservation, Fire departments and private organizations, Corrections, there are about 800 working dogs.
In every country of the world they have recognized the value of the working canine, hopefully a seminar like this will help Canadians recognize the value of the canine as well.

Please contact for hotel and pricing information. 1-905-988-8800 or email at

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