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2024 Conferences

2024 Pet Search and Rescue Conferences


Announcing the Pet Search and Rescue 2024 Conference Schedule for learning and inspiration!

Conference Locations

Pet Search and Rescue 2024 Conferences: ONE amazing location still in 2024 - the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, New York in July.

California - TBD

2025 Dates TBD

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

"Thank you Pet Search And Rescue for one of the best weekends of my life. Such amazing connections. And those amazing connections working together. I am blessed. And thankful for everyone who made this conference possible. I learned so much to apply to my current training. So many more wonderful things to come with me and Marsha as a team. I can't wait for our future of life saving beginning in Fresno with no limits." - Krystal Pinky Woodward, LA Conference 2024

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.

Meals Included!

"Pet Search and Rescue Conference Los Angeles was such a blast! Met a lot of amazing people and dogs. Learned so so much from everybody. It was an honor to have trained with everyone. I discovered a new hobby and will be continuing training and hope to be able to help people and their lost pets in the future. Learned something new about my dogs. Bentley prefers human searches and Berkeley prefers finding pets. So we’ll be exploring man trailing for sport as well. Highly recommend this conference! Thank you so much Annalisa Berns and Landa Coldiron for your expertise, training and feedback. These two ladies have helped so many people find their lost pets/give them closures. Highly recommend checking them out and what they do!" - Felicia Tejakusuma, LA Conference 2024

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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
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

After May 2 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 July 19, 20 & 21, 2024

New York: Schedule of Events

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

Observers (attendees not bringing a dog) will observe training, interact and work our Search Dogs.


Friday, July 19:

Terrain Focus:

Neighborhood Searches

Meeting Location: Eagle Bay, NY

8-10am: Welcome, Coffee & Breakfast Pastries (Opening Remarks, Introductions and Open Discussion) Includes group introductions, how we got started, our current dog teams and answering questions.

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

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

1:30-2:30pm: Lecture - Scent Dynamics and Real-World Case Examples by Annalisa Berns (Critical information for working lost pet cases.)

2:30-4pm: 2nd Training for Friday (with K9s): Beginning (Runaways) / Intermediate (24 hour aged trail with multiple turns) / Advanced (72 hour aged trail with multiple turns) / Observation Only (Participate in training scenarios and flank K9 Handlers.)

4-5pm: Break

5-7pm: Dinner - BBQ with Campfire (Guests welcome at BBQ. $25pp. RSVP Required.)

Saturday, July 20:

Terrain Focus:

Rural Searches & Water

MeeTING LOCATION: Moss LakE Traildead Parking, Big Moose Road, Eagle Bay, NY

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

9-11:30am: Foundation Skills with Dogs and Practice. Scent Dynamics. How do you know when your dog is ready for the next step? 1st Training for Saturday (with K9s): Beginning (Introducing a Scent Article) / Intermediate & Advanced: Customized training scenarios around large bodies of water and in a rural forest setting.

11:30-1pm: Lecture & Light Picnic Lunch Provided

1-4pm: 2nd Training for Saturday (with K9s): Customized training scenarios around large bodies of water and in a rural forest setting. Scent Dynamics. Remains Detection. Natural and trained alerts.

4-5pm: Break

5pm: The Eagle Bay House for Dinner (Guests welcome. $50pp. RSVP Required.) 

Sunday, July 21:

Terrain Focus:

Mountains and Fields.

Meeting Location: Mccauley Mountain, 300 Mccauley Mountain Road, Old Forge, new York, 13420.

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

9-11:30am: Foundation Skills with Dogs and Practice. Scent Dynamics. 1st Training for Sunday (with K9s): Hot Scent - Customized training scenarios. Remains Detection.

11:30-12:30pm: Lecture & Light Picnic Lunch Provided. Training Debrief: Plans and Recommendations for you and your dog. Challenges and support. Training options.

12:30-1:30pm: Break

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

Option 1: Blind Trail (for Intermediate to Advanced Dogs Only)

Option 2: Boat Ride (pending weather)

Option 3: Free Time to visit Old Forge

3:30-6pm: Break

6-7pm: Banquet and Closing Remarks (Guests Welcome. $50/pp. RSVP Required.)

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