Welcome to the 2017 OPCA Spring Seminar Registration!
April 24th & 25th, Bend, Oregon
This registration session will allow you to complete contact information and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available. Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from OPCA. You may also choose to pay your fees by check, either by mail or in person at check-in.
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N. BUSINESS 97, Bend, OR 97703
Hotel’s Main Line: 541-389-3111 (option 2 for reservations)
The OPCA's group block code is: 1031WY (something we can use to reference our block when making reservations besides the group’s name)
Direct Booking Link:
CANINE LIABILITY, Bruce Praet
After spending the first ten years of his career as a police officer/canine handler in Orange County, Bruce Praet has gone on to spend the past 31 years successfully defending high profile law enforcement litigation throughout California and Oregon. As a partner in the law firm of Ferguson, Praet & Sherman, Bruce is also a frequent presenter on critical aspects of officer involved shootings, canine litigation and other force cases filed in federal court. As the Founder and Director of Lexipol, Bruce joined with Gordon Graham to now provide cutting edge policies and training for more than 3000 agencies throughout the United States.
A must course for all K9 handlers and program managers. City Attorneys and County Counsel defending these cases in court are also encouraged to attend. Bruce will not only be covering the latest law concerning K9 liability issues, but will be discussing pre-litigation and post-incident tactics to help mitigate and avoid exposure to liability. As a seasoned trial attorney, Bruce will also provide invaluable insight to the defense of K9 cases from policy to reports to testimony and trial presentation .
Quick Dog Food Fixes That CAN Improve Performance
Jill Cline, MS, PHD – Nutritional Specialist/Nutritional Insights Manager, Royal Canin USA
Does your dog have loose stool? Itchy skin? Over heat really fast? This class will help you learn how simple changes to your dog’s diet or meal time will prevent diarrhea, decrease the risk for bloat and other frustrating food related issues like chronic ear or skin infections. In addition, you will learn how incorporating certain nutrients into the diet during training will improve stamina, heat intolerance, cognition and detection in your scenting dog to improve overall working ability for both detection and patrol.
Dr. Jill Cline has 20 years of experience in the pet food industry and specializes in nutrition and working dogs. During her tenured career she has managed roles in several disciplines including product innovation and formula development, clinical study protocol design, and scientific communications. Dr. Cline is actively engaged with the sporting and working dog training communities because of her keen interest in working dog nutrition. Her areas of expertise include the influence nutrition has on a working dog’s cognitive function and the link between dietary requirements and how they affect dogs ability to learn and maximize their performance.
PhD Comparative Non-Ruminant Nutrition College of ACES, University of Illinois
MS Animal Nutrition- College of Animal Science, University of Illinois
BS Animal Science- College of Agriculture, University of Illinois.
Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:
Phone: (503) 998-7020
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