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.




View Pictures by Lou of the K9 Seminar. Photos also available from past years


Register & Pay Online or print out, complete, and mail in the PDF or Word doc to the address below if not paying online.




Bring a suitcase to donate for the explosives and narcotic training to recieve a ticket for a chance to win a handgun. Make and caliber TBA.

One ticket per person. Please no ladies purses or back packs. 




2017 Seminar Fee: $ 200

If not paying online, make checks payable to: Dooly County Sheriff's Office

and mail to (be sure to include name and department):

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.



2017 Seminar Courses and Instructors


Speaker/Instructor Course

Sean Doyle
Rapid City PD
Rapid City, South Dakota


Sean Doyle is a Police Service Dog Handler for Rapid City and a certified PSP Instructor.

He is also an entry team member as well as the Team Leader on the multi-agency Special Response Team. Currently, he is a dog support element as a dog team for SRT.  He has attended multiple schools to include Basic SWAT, Advanced SWAT, Hostage Rescue, Advanced Hostage Rescue, Tubular Assaults, SWAT Leadership, Desert Snow, S.K.I.D.D.S. and numerous officer survival schools. 

Kevin Sheldahl
Bernadillo County Sheriff Office Albuquerque, New Mexico retired


1)A Horse, Detection Dogs, Handlers and Lawyers:
Avoiding the pitfalls that create problem behaviors and accusations of impropriety in Detection

A look at canine behavior, training and testing to provide reliable and defensible teams.

2)Understanding the theory and use behind electronic canine training.

This is a basic class in how the collar works to assist in training the police dog, both theory and practical applications.

Kevin Sheldahl is a retired Deputy Sheriff who began training with police service dogs in 1982. In his career, he trained K-9 Teams for his department as well as neighboring departments as a Deputy Sheriff. He has experience deploying patrol, detection, SWAT and tracking canines spanning the duration of his career. He is credentialed as a Master Instructor, Certifying Official, and Police Dog Judge. He has taught more than fifty courses as lead instructor in detection and patrol.

Holly Cripps

Ride to Provide

We Ride to Provide organizes an annual K-9 Memorial event that pays tribute to fallen Police Dogs in Georgia. They also also assist officers with the purchase of safety equipment they may not otherwise be able to afford. We Ride to Provide on Facebook




Thanks to our Suppporters


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

  • ACE K9
  • Amerian Aluminum - We manufacture a wide variety of high-quality products designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the Law Enforcement Community.
  • Beckham Family Partnership - Ed Beckham
  • Borum's Service Center - NAPA dealer
  • Brannen Emergency Vehicles
  • Brannen Outfitters - Quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment plus all the gear, footwear, and apparel items an outdoors person can dream off.
  • Dooly County Campground
  • Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
  • Georgia State Patrol's Aviation Division
  • Gwen Peavy in memory of Sheriff Van Peavy
  • Horton's Quality K-9 - Professional K9 Equipment - Military - Police - Sport
  • Lou Crouch - Pictures by Lou
  • My Dog Equipment - Quality Equipment Handcrafted for your K-9
  • Myron Mixon, "the winningest man in barbeque" and a featured celebrity chef on the BBQ Pitmasters television show. Thans for preparing and serving the meals at the closing banquets in 2012 - 2017.
  • NCTA Caisson Unit
  • North American Police Work Dog Association(NAPWDA)
  • Oil Lamp resturant - great southern cooking
  • Peach State Towing - Perry, GA - Pete Griffin - 678-725-6533
  • Perry Ace Hardware
  • Perry Sports Center
  • Tonya Thompson/Spent Rounds - jewelry
  • We Care Heating & Air
  • We Ride to Provide - "Paying Tribute To Those Lost, By Providing For Those Left Behind."
  • Western Boutique

    GA National Fair and Agricenter
    Brannen Outfitters



    National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA) T-Shirts -- $20 each - Pre-order your NCEA T-Shirt on the registration form.

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

    Robbie Bishop





    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. Vist the NCEA website for more details or to order more NCEA merchandise.



    2018 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
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    Jameson Inn 200 Market Place Drive
    Perry, GA 31069
    Google Map
    478-987-5060 $59.98
    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