WDA Code of Conduct:
While WDA does not have a traditional club-based organizational structure, handlers, certified decoys, trial hosts, secretaries and judges all will be held to the following minimum Code of Conduct while acting in any direct or indirect association with WDA:
Hate speech, threats or incitement of violence, harassment, encouragement of illegal behavior and actions that jeopardize the integrity of Working Dogs of America on social media, print, other electronic media or in person, may become grounds for disciplinary action based on the frequency, severity, actual or potential harm to individuals and the public image of WDA. The consumption of and/or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not allowed by handlers, decoys, trial host, trial secretary and judge during an active WDA trial. The active phase of a trial is considered over once the last team on the trial field has concluded their routine. Good sportsmanship is expected at all times while acting in association with WDA. This broadly encompasses all behavior expected of rational adults which includes but is not limited to; following all local, state and federal laws, accepting a judge’s decision as final, caring for the health and well-being of our canines, avoiding abusive, demeaning or slanderous language and generally being considerate of others.
The WDA board reserves the right to take action against Individuals violating this code that can vary from warnings to permanent suspension from participation in WDA trials. Decoys, trial hosts and judges will be held to stricter compliance of this code and will be held responsible for their actions.