The South Georgia K9 Training & Certification Workshop, hosted by the Dooly County and Houston County Sheriffs' Offices, offers K9 teams training and certification with officials from the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA). The knowledge, insight, and experience of these individuals are essential to the successful accomplishment of the workshop's mission.




Register online print out, complete, and mail in the PDF or Word doc to the address below.



2016 Seminar Fee: $200.00

Make checks payable to: Dooly County Sheriff's Office

Mail completed registration form and check to:

Dooly County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Melanie
P.O. Box 96
Pinehurst, GA 31070



  • $30 membership fee
  • $25 PER certificaion area - narcotics, patrol, tracking, explosives

Make checks payable to NNDDA.

Bring check TO WORKSHOP.

Visits the NNDDA website for more details and questions about certification fees.



2016 Seminar Courses and Instructors


Speaker/Instructor Course

Sgt. Greg Brothers
Gillette Police Dept.
Gillette, Wyoming

Topic 1: Hotel Interdiction II
Utilization of K9 teams to curb the storage, transporting and trafficking of illegal drugs, narcotics, humans and stolen property in local hotels.

Topic 2: Basic Supervision of a K9 Unit
A basic overview of related case law, record keeping and statistics kept for management of a canine unit.

Matthew Devaney
Research and Development Coordinator Canine Program Customs and Border Protection

James Hopper
Training Specialist Customs and Border Protection

Courtroom Testimony for K9

Handlers Interactive role playing and educational course of instruction involving defense and prosecution interviews in a courtroom environment

Officer Mark Haywood
Anchorage Police Dept.
Anchorage, Alaska


Balanced Approach to Training

Positive reinforcement with rewards for obedience, imprinting, and patrol training



In Field Instructors

Sgt. Matt Azaroff
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Lt. Matt Bales
Cullman County Sheriff's Office
Cullman, Alabama

Sgt. Nick Beardon
Walton County Sheriff's Office
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Deputy Shane Broome
Houston County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Greg Brothers
Gillette Police Dept.
Gillette, Wyoming
Angie Brotherton
Kasseburg Canine Training Center
New Market, Alabama
Sgt. Wade Catlett
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

Capt. Darby Colvin
Dooly County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Joey Cone
Cullman County Sheriff's Office
Cullman, Alabama

Jodi Fletcher
Turner County Sheriff Office
Marco Huerta
Brownsville, P.D.
Brownsville, Texas

Capt Travis Pollock
Dooly County Sheriff's Office

Pam Rogers
Kasseburg Canine Training Center
New Market, Alabama

Terry Urtrecht
Corpus Cristi PD
Capt. Chris Vaughn
K9 Supervisor/Kennel Master
Kennedy Space Center
Titusville, Florida



Thanks to our Suppporters


Thank you for your exceptional support of the South Georgia K9 Training & Certification Workshop.

  • Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
  • Go Fish Education Center
  • Georgia State Patrol's Aviation Division
  • ACE K9
  • Brannen Emergency Vehicles
  • Brannen Outfitters - qQuality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment plus all the gear, footwear, and apparel items an outdoors person can dream off.
  • North American Police Work Dog Association(NAPWDA)
  • We Ride to Provide or on Facebook - "Paying Tribute To Those Lost, By Providing For Those Left Behind."
  • Myron Mixon, "the winningest man in barbeque" and a featured celebrity chef on the BBQ Pitmasters television show for preparing and serving the meals at the closing banquets in 2012, 2013, 2014, and again in 2015.

    GA National Fair and Agricenter
    Go Fish E
    Brannen Outfitters



    National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA) T-Shirts -- $20 each

    Funds go to the families of fallen police officers in honor of Robbie Bishop.

    Pre-order your NCEA T-Shirt on the registration form.

    The NCEA is a non-profit member based organization comprised of Law Enforcement Officers that have the aptitude to be involved in Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement.



    2017 Annual National Interdiction Conference

    Click here for more information and to register


    Suggested Motel Accommodations

    Motel Address Local Phone Number Nightly Rate
    Microtel Inn & Suites 110 Fairview Drive
    Perry, GA 31069
    Google Map
    Single $62.10
    Double $66.00
    Jameson Inn 200 Market Place Drive
    Perry, GA 31069
    Google Map
    478-987-5060 $59.98
    Ramada Inn
    (formerly Holiday Inn)
    200 Valley Drive
    Perry, GA 31069
    Google Map
    478-987-3313 Call for rates
    Travel Lodge 100 Westview Lane
    Perry, GA 31069
    Google Map
    888-988-9080 or
    $59.95 + tax (Special Rate Code L59)

    • Please remember to bring a "Tax Exempt" form from your agency for your motel stay.
    • Your K9 is allowed in the motel room -- but must be crated when left in the room alone.
      You and your agency will be liable for any/all damages done by your K9 partner.




    Mel Davis
    Dooly Co. Sheriff's Office

    Lt. Marsha Peavy
    Dooly Co. Sheriff's Office
    W: 229-645-0920
    C: 229-805-0451

    Pam Rogers
    W: 256-651-6586

    Lt. Clay Chambers
    Houston Co. Sheriff's Office
    W: 478-922-1313
    F: 478-225-9312
    C: 478-808-7990