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2024 Conferences

2024 Pet Search and Rescue Conferences


Announcing the Pet Search and Rescue 2024 Conference Schedule. Three amazing locations for learning and inspiration!

Conference Locations

Pet Search and Rescue 2024 Conferences will be offered in three amazing locations - sunny Tampa Bay, Florida in January, glamorous California in April, and beautiful Adirondack Mountains, New York in July.

Tampa Bay & Largo Florida

January 19-21, 2024

The first Pet Search and Rescue Conference in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida is an opportunity to learn, work and play in Florida! There are multiple unique and beautiful training locations around the area.

Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Largo (pets welcome with deposit), 100 E Bay Dr, Largo, FL, 33770. Direct: 727-585-3333

Los Angeles, California

April 5-7, 2024

The second Pet Search and Rescue Conference will be held in glamorous Southern California. In true Hollywood style, join in an awards ceremony, media & networking opportunities.

Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport (pets welcome with deposit), 2100 W Empire Ave, Burbank, CA, 91504. Direct: 818-843-5500

Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Burbank Airport (pets welcome with deposit), 2200 Empire Ave, Burbank, CA, 91504. Direct: 818-567-0952

Adirondack Mountains, New York

July 19-21, 2024

The third Pet Search and Rescue Conference will be held in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, New York. Work and play on the mountains of the largest park in the contiguous US! A weekend dedicated to lost pet recovery and Search K9 training.

Vacation Rentals: Camp Imp, 111 Payne Lane, Eagle Bay, NY, 13331. Tent and bunk style accomodations at event location. Register for conference to book.

Adorndack By Owner, Eagle Bay, NY, 13331.

Airbnb, Eagle Bay, NY, 13331.

Camping, Fulton Chain Wild Forest.

What's Included?


These events are dedicated to lost pet recovery and Search K9 training to find lost pets. No matter your level of experience, you can learn the basics, enhance your knowledge, further your business or nonprofit, increase earnings and donations, network and work with Search K9s in person. Find out more about state requirements to have a Private Investigator License to search for lost pets. Each PSAR Conference is packed days of search scenarios. Realistic training scenarios will be conducted in beautiful, unique and special locations, providing fun and learning for humans and K9s alike!

Questions? Email lostpetsurvey@gmail.com or call 310-880-8268

Included in Each Conference:

Featured Speakers

Open to All: Private Investigators, Professionals, Nonprofits & Pet Owners

You work your dog or ours on Training Scenarios

All Levels of K9s Welcome: Anxious, Puppies, and Old Dogs too!

Famous and once-in-a-lifetime training locations.

Information about obtaining a Private Investigator License to search for lost pets.

Breakfast and Lunch Included!

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Pricing

Payment Plan Available: $125 deposit to reserve your spot.

Please contact us to set-up this option.


Early Bird Registration
California - Expires Feb 1, 2024
New York - Expires May 1, 2024

$625

3 Day Attendee Observation Level (No K9)


$275

1 Day Attendee Observation Level (No K9)


$975

3 Day K9 Handler and K9


$475

1 Day K9 Handler and K9

Regular Registration

$825

3 Day Attendee Observation Level (No K9)


$375

1 Day Attendee Observation Level (No K9)


$1,200

3 Day K9 Handler and K9


$575

1 Day K9 Handler and K9

Conference Add-Ons for Registered Attendees:
(Must be booked in advance.)

Questions? Email us at petsearchandrescue@gmail.com or call/text: 310-880-8268. Add-Ons Will Not Be Offered for Guests, Attendees, and Others Not Registered.

$175

K9 Evaluation

Have your K9 evaluated by Annalisa Berns and/or Landa Coldiron for fitness for possible lost pet search work.


$120

K9 Training Pre or Post Conference

Private training. Each session is 1 hour in length, and includes two training opportunities, with discussion and break in between.


FREE

Work Our K9

Get matched with one of our K9s for you to use in the Training Scenarios. Feel what it is like to work a real Lost Pet Search K9! Hands on training. 


$200

Additional K9s

Bring one additional K9 for the training scenarios.

Weekend Training April 5, 6 & 7, 2024

Los Angeles: Schedule of Events

Schedule may differ slightly between each conference and pending weather. Come one or all three days!


Friday, April 5:

Terrain Focus:

Rural, Farm & Neighborhood Searches

8-10am: Welcome, Coffee & Breakfast Pastries (Opening Remarks, Introductions and Open Discussion)

10-10:30: Break

10:30-12noon: 1st Training for Friday (with K9s): Beginning (Introduction to Fun Runaways & Distractions) / Intermediate (24 hour aged cat trail with multiple turns) / Advanced (72 hour aged cat trail with multiple turns) / Observation Only (Participate in training scenarios and flank K9 Handlers.)

12noon-12:30: Break

12:30-1:30pm: Lecture & Light Lunch Provided: Leash Handling Skills by Landa Coldiron and Annalisa Berns with Q&A

1:30-2:30: Lecture - Award-Winning Bloodhound Handler Landa Coldiron: Scent Dynamics and Real-World Case Examples (Critical information for working lost pet cases.)

2:30-3pm: Break

3-5pm: 2nd Training for Friday (with K9s): Beginning (Runaways) / Intermediate (24 hour aged dog trail with multiple turns) / Advanced (72 hour aged dog trail with multiple turns) / Observation Only (Participate in training scenarios and flank K9 Handlers.)

5-7pm: Dinner Break - Dinner not provided.

7-8pm: Happy Hour Gathering at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport (dogs welcome), 2100 W Empire Ave, Burbank, CA, 91504. Direct: 818-843-5500. (Guests welcome. $25pp)

Saturday, April 6:

Terrain Focus:

City Parks and Green Space Searches (Coyotes Usually Present)

MeeTING LOCATION:

Gene Autry Museum at 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA 90027.

Training Location:

Old Los Angeles Zoo At famous Griffith Park.

8-9am: Morning Briefing with Coffee & Breakfast Pastries

9-11am: 1st Training for Saturday (with K9s): Customized training scenarios.

11:30-12:30pm: Lecture & Light Picnic Lunch Provided - Award-Winning Los Angeles Police K9 Handler Nhut Huynh: The Importance of Working with Your Dog and Q & A

12:30-1pm: Break

1-5pm: 2nd Training for Saturday (with K9s): Customized training scenarios.

5-7:30pm: Break

7:30-9pm: Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant for Dinner (Comedy Guest May Feature Jay Leno or other Superstars of Comedy) (Guests welcome. $40pp) 

Sunday, April 7:

Terrain Focus:

Dense Neighborhood, Celebrity and City Searches

Meeting Location: In Hollywood at Holmby Park (601 Comstock Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024)

8-9am: Morning Briefing with Coffee & Breakfast Pastries

9-11am: 1st Training for Sunday (with K9s): Hot Scent - Customized training scenarios.

11-11:30am: Break

11:30-12:30pm: Lecture & Light Lunch Provided: Check Out The Best of Los Angeles Food Trucks! Enjoy lunch at Holmby Park and watch for Hollywood Stars stopping by. Award-Winning Bloodhound Handler Landa Coldiron: Celebrity Clients & Lost Pets (with Case Examples)

12:30-1:30pm: Break

1:30-3:30pm: 2nd Training for Sunday (with K9s): Optional customized training scenarios.

Option 1 with Landa Coldiron: Return to Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport for training around Burbank Empire Center. Focus on Safety & Flanker Instruction searching in a busy city area. 

Option 2 with Annalisa Berns: The Beverly Hilton for a drink and to practice elevators and door alerts. ($15/hr parking fee, not included)

Option 3: Free Time to visit Beverly Hills

3:30-5pm: Break

5-6pm: Training Debrief: Plans and Recommendations for you and your dog - here is what to do next.

6-7pm: Break

7-8pm: Dinner & Awards Celebration (Guests Welcome. $50/pp)

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