South Carolina K9 Training Seminar


Seminar News & Updates

  • All participants, check your emails as informaiton has been emailed to you.  10/22/2015

2015 theme, "Operational Readiness" will prove to surpass the expectations set by our 2014 seminar.  Trainers from The Netherlands and the United States, Internationally Certified Decoys, and Subject Matter Experts will provide students with a week of scenario based, problem solving, and operational perspective for today's law enforcement. 

The trainer line-up has over 150 years of combined Law Enforcement K-9 Training and working experience.  This seminar will benefit both K-9 Handlers and K-9 Trainers, as well as those looking to decoy for police dogs.  

This event will include a free flow training curriculum with various areas of training occurring both day and night.  This event will combine lecture, classroom, and practical exercise / scenarios that will allow each attendee to minimize downtime and maximize the availability of training opportunities. Each subject matter expert will provide attendees with a prepared curriculum that will prove job related.  


  • Event Date:  November 2, 2015 – November 6, 2015
  • Early Registration Dates:

    • 10/30/2015 – $350.00




  • Remote Trainer Class
  • Gunfire Neutralization
  • Introducing The Muzzle
  • Introducing Proper Pickup Techniques
  • Secondary Ingress Deployments
  • Building Apprehension
  • Vehicle Apprehension
  • Decoy Certification
  • Handler Certification

    • Basic Aggression and Control (Problem Solving/Preparing for Certification)
    • Basic Tracking (Problem Solving/Preparation for Certification)
    • Basic Detection (Problem Solving/Preparation for Certification)
  • Interdiction Class
  • Tactical Tracking
  • Explosive Detection
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Green Back Card Interdiction

*Subject to change without notice
**Updated with confirmed lesson plans

Areas of Available Certification 
(Additional Cost of $50.00 per team)

  • Drug Detection
  • Explosives Detection
  • Tracking
  • Patrol


    TJ Westrik

    TJ Westrik began training KNPV dogs at the age of fourteen and bought his first dog for certification (base certificate) when he was fifteen years old, achieving the best results in Holland for that time. Two years later he certified at the level of PH I. He currently trains three times a week for the KNPV Association at Canine Club D.S.S., Afdeling Friesland.  TJ is a certified decoy for the KNPV and the Royal Dutch Police, certified instructor for the Royal Dutch Police Canine Unit for the Northern region of Holland, and serves as the lead instructor for decoy work. 

    TJ Westrik is a proven decoy and very effective instructor.  His training has taken him around the world to train handlers and decoys, provided him the opportunity to train many dogs, and influence the careers of many handlers.  

    TJ will be providing all decoy training at this event, which will also include an issued decoy certification for all partipants that complete all requirements.

    Nic Westrik

    Began training KNPV dogs at the age of 14 after receiving his first dog from his father, who was also a police officer.  He purchased his first KNPV dog for certification (PH I) at the age of 16; thereafter, certifying a total twelve KNPV dogs as PH I and four dogs achieving certification as PH I and II. 

    Nic currently trains KNPV dogs at Canine Club D.S.S. Afdeling Friesland of which he is the co-owner and co-operator. He is a certification Judge for the KNPV Association (security and police dogs), and possesses over 25 years of service as a sergeant in charge of the Frisian Canine Unit, consisting of fifteen canine handlers serving Northern Holland where he was responsible for the selection, purchase, and training of all unit dogs as well as the selection, supervision, and training of all handlers.

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