We hope that you are looking forward to the IMPACT Working Dog Conference, sponsored by Burns Pet Nutrition, as much as we are looking forward to hosting you.

We've taken on board much of the feedback from previous years & implemented it into this years conference, so we sincerely hope you enjoy it.


The full conference schedule can be found on our Facebook Page & Website, but in summary:-


Friday 4th October 


0845 - Breakfast Pastries & Coffee/Tea

0930 - IMPACT Opening

0945 - Stuart Phillips on behalf of Burns Pet Nutrition

1015 - Dr Helen Zulch - "When Things Go Wrong: A Clinical Behaviour Approach To Assessing Performance Problems In Working Dogs"

1130 - Alan Dudley - Safe4 Solutions

1145 - Dr Lorna Irish  - "Putting Working Dog Research Into Practice: Science-Based Guidance Notes"

1230 - Lunch

1345 - Simon G. Newbery - "Canine Care & First Aid Quiz With Interactive Stations"

1445 - Sponsors Showcase - Gradco // Tactical Electronics // Pet Remedy // Danetre Light // DDT Trials // Julius K9 // British Man Trailing Academy

1545 - Jasper Schoenmakers - "TBC"

1645 - Paul Bunker - "Imprinting Detection Dogs; Principles Of The 3-legged Stool"

1730 - IMPACT Close

* Biscuits & Coffee/Tea provided throughout the day


Saturday 5th October


0845 - Breakfast Pastries & Coffee/Tea

0930 - IMPACT Opening

0945 - Paul Bunker - "Oil Detection Canines; Lessons Learned from the Field"

1045 - Dr Astrid Concha - "The Role Of Inhibitory Control In Working Dogs"

1130 - KONG Quiz & Competitions

1200 - Lunch

1315 - Stuart Peach - "SIT! Your Dog Can, But Can You? "

1415 - Simon G. Newbery - "Charcoal or Chunder?"

1515 - Dr Lorna Irish - "Chemistry Of Odour"

1615 - Dr Helen Zluch - "The Influence Of Physical Health On Behaviour In Dogs"

1715 - IMPACT Close

* Biscuits & Coffee/Tea provided throughout the day



Parking on site at Tally Ho is extremely limited & therefore we recommend you park at:-

Midlands Art Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride, Birmingham, B12 9QH


The car park backs onto the grounds of Tally Ho via a small gate in the fence line.


There are also limited on road parking spaces available on:-

Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham, B5 7SA - which is a short walk away from Tally Ho.



The venue is Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7RN.


You will need the entrance to the Lord Knights Suite.


Please have your tickets upon arrival at Tally Ho in order to Check In & receive your name badge.


Either printed tickets or electronic copies are acceptable, however without these, no entry will be permitted on site, due to security requirements.



Unfortunately, only Assistance Dogs, Police Dogs or dogs being used as part of the conference are allowed inside the grounds at Tally Ho.


However, there is a large park - Cannon Hill Park - directly behind Tally Ho if you have dogs & need to exercise them.



The allocated conference hotel is the Marriott Birmingham situated at Five Ways, 12 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8SJ


Our speakers & conference hosts are all staying at the Marriott Birmingham & there will be networking & socialising opportunities post conference at the hotel.


Delegates are more than welcome at the hotel, so please do take the opportunity to continue the sharing of ideas & networking.



Should you have any queries, questions or special requests (such as dietary requirements) please contact us ASAP via info@impactk9.co.uk