Upcoming Events

Here is a list of events scheduled at Conifer Canine. Unless otherwise noted, these events are held at the Training Center, 717 Beaver Hollow Rd, Spencer, IN. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the Office.

Dog training events and seminars


Bitework Workshop

The Apprehension Dog Workshop will resume in the Spring. Date to be announced. It will meet every Monday at our Training Center. This is designed for clients who have a clear goal of producing a solid protection dog and working dog enthusiasts who desire to work their dogs in realistic bitework training. Pre-registration is required. $100/month. Contact us for pre-registration.

January 14, 2023

Canine Breeding seminar. 9am-12pm. Bad-weather backup date is January 21. Preregistration by January 2nd is required. $50 to attend. Includes topics such as choosing solid breeding prospects, inbreeding, and a basic introduction to genetics. Email us to preregister by 1/2. We will send an email invoice for the $50.

January 28, 2023

Raising a Working Puppy Workshop. 9am-12pm. $50. Bad-weather backup date is February 4 This class includes both lecture and hands-on training for working puppies, in both detection and bite work development. Preregistration by January 14 is required. Email us to preregister. We will send an email invoice for the $50.

February 27, 2023

Spring semester of the Dog Trainer College begins. These dog trainer courses include Master Trainer, Behavior/Obedience, Protection Dog Trainer, and Service Dog Trainer. Apply here.

APRIL 10, 2023

Classes begin for the K9 Instructor, Cadaver Detection, and Scent Detection courses.

April 8, 2023

Decoying Techniques Workshop. 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm (approx 5 hours). $75. This is a hands-on class into realistic (not competition) decoy/helper skills. It will also include some lecture-style information on the decoy’s job. Preregistration by March 18 is required. Email us to preregister. We will send an email invoice for the $75.

April 22, 2023

How to Use an E-Collar Seminar. 9am-approx 12pm. $50. This seminar will discuss the misconceptions and fears of using an E-collar, the right and wrong way of using one, how to use it without hindering the dog, and how it can effectively boost the dog’s confidence and strengthen the human/canine bond. Preregistration is required by April 8. Email us to preregister. We will send an email invoice for the $50.

May 6, 2023

German Shepherd Day. 9am-2pm. This is a FREE day for our clients who have purchased a German Shepherd from us in the past: puppies, protection dogs, police/security dogs. Your healthy, vaccinated dog is welcome to attend with you, however may not be able to be with you at all times, depending upon which events you participate in. Attendees are to be responsible for the actions/defecations of their dog. We will have free training tips, information relevant to the breed, and hands-on training. Lunch items available for purchase 10:30-1. Email us to RSVP by 4/29.