Eager to Resume Our Work Together!

Please join us for our annual conference!

Wednesday, Sept. 6th – Friday, Sept. 8th, 2023

Bellevue, WA


Welcome Reception 5:30 – 7 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 2023

Sample Conference Topics This Year:

  • Human trafficking cases – how facility dogs can improve the investigation and prosecution of these cases
  • Research into how dogs age and how to improve their health at every stage of their lives from the Dog Aging Project, followed by a discussion about facility dog handlers participating in research to measure stress levels in our dogs while they are at work
  • Best practices when engaging with adult victims of sexual assault or domestic violence
  • Update on the latest canine behavior research by Dr. James Ha and Dr. Renee Ha
  • Meet a national award-winning search and rescue dog and his inspiring handler

See complete conference program here.

What Are the Best Things About Our Conference?

In addition to the fantastic speakers…

  • Including our facility dogs at this event.
  • The Hyatt Hotel is so welcoming, they like us, but they love our dogs.
  • Bellevue is a lovely city, and their 21 acres Downtown Park is just a few blocks away from the hotel.
  • Kim Gramlich- a long-term partner of ours and a Delta Police Department Victim advocate, is looking forward to hosting a Canadian group meeting. More information on that to come.
  • Meeting handlers and stakeholders from all over the world. Swapping practices and information with them is fun and educational.

Tuition and Registration

The $385 tuition includes two full days of engaging presentations, two delicious buffet lunches, and complimentary morning and afternoon coffee and tea.

A table for swapping courthouse dogs trading cards

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The International Courthouse Dogs® Conference is designed for Professionals Working in the Legal System:

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Victim Advocates and Social Workers
  • Attorneys and Judges
  • Forensic Interviewers
  • Children’s Advocacy Center Staff Members
  • Treatment Court Providers and Probation Officers
  • CASA/GAL Staff and Volunteers
  • Staff Members from Accredited Assistance Dog Organizations



Please note: Information offered at this conference will be based on the best practices model of incorporating a certified facility dog (a graduate of an accredited assistance dog organization) handled by a working professional providing services in the legal system.

Courthouse Dogs Foundation does not recommend the inclusion of pet therapy dogs handled by volunteers or professionals working in this field due to legal and safety considerations as well as concerns that this could be stressful for an unqualified dog.

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