Muscatatuck - K9 Training and Certification Workshop

APRIL 9TH-11TH, 2021

APCA Certifications
Training and Certification workshop

APRIL 9TH-11TH, 2021

Certifications offered for:
Tracking, Trailing, Wilderness, Land and Water Human Remains, Wildlife Detection Certifications.

In conjunction with certifications, we also have on-site training venues including a cave complex and train wreck for participants that wish just to train or to train before or after certifications

The workshop begins Friday, April 9th at 9:00 am. and will Conclude at 4:00 pm Sunday, April 11th.

Barracks are available for occupancy at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 8th.
*(Meet and Greet at 6:00. Briefing at 7:00)


Cost $300

*fee non-refundable


Muscatatuck - K9 Training and Certification Workshop

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Melissa Morgan Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky.  At the University, she is the Director of the Food Systems Innovation Center (FSIC) and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Food Science. Melissa’s research interests include pre- and post-harvest food safety and quality control. In recent years this worked has evolved to included activities to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from non-routine emergencies resulting from intentional and non-intentional contamination affecting food products. Melissa’s teaching program includes traditional classes in Food Microbiology, Food Sanitation, Foodborne Pathogens, and Veterinary Medical Terminology (online), in addition to a robust program in undergraduate student research and internships.

Melissa has been involved in working and training scent detecting dogs for over 20 years. She is a K9 Deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department,  Chief of the Kentucky Search Dog Association, and K9 manager for Ohio Task Force 1 a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team.  Melissa has been involved with over 375 incidents as either a dog handler, team leader or operations officer, her K9s are certified through FEMA, North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), American Police Canine Association (APCA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) in disaster, air-scent, trailing, and cadaver. In addition, Melissa is an evaluator for KYEM, FEMA Disaster – HRD and a Master Trainer for APCA.