WORKING K9

ASSOCIATION

WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY OF DOG HANDLERS AND TRAINERS -

PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Professional certificates

We evaluate the skills of  professionals  through careful selection and exams in line with international standards.

Lifelong learning

We offer to our members the opportunity to follow professional courses aimed at maintaining a high level of competence (know how) and to provide useful tools for  ethics and morality.

Worldwide community

We have offices in Europe, Africa and South America. Due to the international representation, we have created a network of professionals who share training standards, code of ethics and best practices.

We have offices in 4 continents and we got the best evaluation from our stakeholders

International Working Dogs Association has been rated 5 stars by its members and stakeholders. A solid international community of dog handlers and trainers who share training standards and code of ethics.

Professional Association

I.W.D.A

International Working Dogs Association

The IWDA is a professional association representing professional dog handlers and instructors specialized in tracking/trailing, detection and patrol.

We have offices in Europe, United States, Africa and South America.

By establishing a network we have the possibility of developing a credible ststem of knowledge and develop best pratices for employ K9 Units.

I.W.D.A. it is open to both professionals dog handlers/trainers with a career started in tracking, trailing or detection and to those who wish to start a professional training in this field.

  • Professional certificates

    IWDA evaluates the professional skills of its members through a careful selection and evaluation tests organized according to the most rigorous international standards.

  • Lifelong learning

    IWDA takes care of professional update of its members. We fix annually the minimum amount of hours required to our instructors and members.

  • Worldwide Community

    IWDA is an international community of professional dog handlers and professional dog trainers specialized in tracking, trailing and detection that works togheter to creates  good practices.

Our goal

Our main goal is to create a network of professionals who share guidelines for action and training, with particular attention to effective and efficient use of dogs on aspects of security, detection, SAR and to develop a system of certifications for professionals and to provide evaluation standards in mantrailing, tracking, detection and patrol that are tested by stakeholders in the discipline to give a baseline of credibility to the K9 team..

By establishing a network we have the possibility of developing a credible system of knowledge and develop best practices for use of K9 units.

Due to its prestigious international collaborations, IWDA has structured adequate internal performance control systems for its members in order to maintain a high level of professionalism of K9 handlers and instructors in compliance with the association’s code of ethics and conduct, and by the creation of professionals Registers of professionals that works under our standards

What our stakeholders tell about us

Great ethical and moral principles, the members of the association pay much attention to the well-being of the dog and to the definition of rigorous standards.

The instructors offer training at the highest level in all search disciplines.

Louise

Great association with excellent instructors

Annick

Great Association with excellent ethical and moral principles!

Tina

What was missing in the professional K9 industry!

Daniel

Our local networks

Our local network in Italy

dott.ssa Roberta Bottaro

robertabottaro.k9@gmail.com

Contattaci per avere i riferimenti dei nostri uffici situati in: Piemonte, Liguria, Trentino Alto Adige, Toscana, Basilicata, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna

Our local network in Belgium

contact@aak9.be

Our local network in Germany

Harmke Horst

harmke@mantrailerin.de

Our local network in Netherlands

Scent Detection Academy

Email: contact@scentdetectionacademy.com

Tel.: +31 6 2907 1870 (texting preferred)

Our local network in UK

Louise Elizabeth Wilson

Tel. 00 44 7746 410976

info@conservationk9consultancy.com

Our local network in Spain

Monica Diaz Trias

monicadiaztrias@hotmail.com

Our local network in Finland

Our local network in Switzerland

Tina Braun

info@mantrailing-basel.ch

Our local network in Hungary

Zsolt Perjesi

zsolt.perjesi@kgpltd.com

Our local network in Greece

George Karavis

mildecoy@hotmail.com

Our local network in Chile

Astrid Concha

astridconcha@icloud.com

United States

Local Network

Chad Carpenter

Chadcarpenter394@gmail.com

usa@workingk9association.com

Our local network in South Africa

Jackie De Sousa

jackiedesousa3@gmail.com

Our local network in Kenya

George Karavis

mildecoy@hotmail.com