2022 Fall Canine Seminar

October 22-24
The Wild! at Carolina Creek Camp
Huntsville, Texas

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

As part of our dedication to serving the families and communities of missing persons, we offer our annual Fall Canine Seminar to support our team as well as the greater search and rescue community. The seminar affords teams and canine handlers from across the country an opportunity to train under experts in the field, develop their skills as searchers, utilize the most up-to-date techniques and training aides available and certify as a team with their canines in accordance with national standards.

 

The 2022 Alpha Search and Recovery Fall Canine Seminar will be November 10-13 with canine certifications on November 10. During this seminar, students and their K9’s will be challenged by both indoor and outdoor scenarios as well as some classroom instruction. The seminar is open to all levels of training, from new to the search and rescue field or a seasoned veteran, we welcome you to join us.

ACCOMODATIONS

Accommodations and food will be provided by Forest Glen Camp in Huntsville, TX located just an hour north of Houston in the Sam Houston National Forest.

REGISTRATION + pricing

Please note that spaces are extremely limited. If you are unable to register please contact us at seminars@alphasar.org to be placed on the waiting list for your desired class.

There are many registration possibilities available and this year we are offering a Mantracking class, instructed by renowned tracking expert, Fernando Moreira. Please note this class is not available for those participating in handler + canine team disciplines as scheduled classes will overlap. Additionally, there are options to add certification, meals, lodging and an additional canine. You may choose to stay and/or eat at home, or a hotel, if you do not wish to have meals or lodging at the camp.

Seminar Pricing

Handler + Canine Team

$200

Mantracking Class

$200

Seminar Observer

$100

Lodging

$100

Meals

$100

NASAR Certification (Non-Member)

$85

NASAR Certification (Member)

$65

Additional Canine

$200

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund for cancellation before October 1. 50% refund for cancellation before October 15.

CERTIFICATION

NASAR Canine Certifications will be offered during the seminar. Please be sure to check your disciplines’ prerequisites on the NASAR Certifications page before registering for the certification opportunity. The written test for those needing it, will be held on Thursday, and all field certifications will take place on Thursday and Friday. The schedule may change once we know the interest for NASAR Certification.

Instructors

We are pleased to welcome these phenomenal instructors to the seminar. We hope that you will find their guidance and instruction helpful to your team’s skills and knowledge.

 

Instructors will plan itineraries to work with their class and individual handlers based on experience level. More details of class structure will be provided by instructors upon your arrival to seminar.

 

Click on a photo to read more about the instructors!

Fernando Moriera
Mantracking Instructor
Lisa Higgins
HRD Instructor
Craig Schultz
HRD Instructor
Tracey White
HRD Instructor
Michelle Warbuton
Trailing Instructor
Steve Warbuton
Trailing Instructor
Karen Paquette
Area Search Instructor
Debee Henschen
NASAR Evaluator

SCHEDULE

This is a tentative schedule for the weekend, some times are subject to change.

All Day Certifications

  • 8 AM Certification check-in
  • 3 PM – 8 PM Seminar Check-in

All Day Training

8 AM – 1 PM Seminar Check-in

  • 8 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Classes meet
  • Afternoon Lunch
  • 6 PM Dinner
  • 7 PM Group Class
  • Evening Campfire

All Day Training

  • 8 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Classes meet
  • Afternoon Lunch
  • 6 PM Dinner
  • 7 PM Auction

Training Till 1 PM

  • 8 AM Breakfast
  • Afternoon Lunch
  • 2 PM Check-out

OUR SPONSORS

We thank you for your support
and generosity!

Our seminar is known for having some of the best goodie bags and auction items thanks to our generous sponsors! Previous year’s goodie bags have been valued at over $175 and auction items with over $5,000 in canine gear, search and rescue pack items, survival gear, and more!