WDA MISSION STATEMENT:
Working Dogs of America is dedicated to developing, preserving, and using a canine's natural instincts,
intelligence, and tractability to perform meaningful, utilitarian tasks for mankind.
Its goal is to use proven common-sense methods for training both canine and handler while maximizing the social,
family orientation, and sport aspects of dog training. In addition the WDA program enables the evaluation of a canine's working ability,
maintaining and improving breeding stock to conform to the breed's original purpose and function.
WDA offers titles in five divisions.
Obedience titles: Family Obedience (FO), Obedience Dog 1 (OB1-3), Protection Sport Obedience (PSOB1-3)
Protection titles: Protection Dog (P1-3), Protection Alert (PA)
Protection Sport titles: Protection Sport Dog (PS1-3)
Police Dog titles: Police Dog (PD1-3)
Tracking titles: Tracking (T1, T2, TM)
Videos available of most of the routines on our rules page.
Covid-19 Update: With all of the uncertainties and potential public health consequences surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it is far better to err on the side of caution.
Please heed the latest guidance of your state and local health officials when rescheduling your trials.
Working Dogs of America is a working dog registry that provides the framework for independent training groups to organize and hold WDA trials.
We urge everyone to use good judgement and consideration of their community as a whole when rescheduling trials.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we urge any training groups that are planning to move forward with trials to observe social distancing guidelines where possible.
Any exercise of greeting the judge, steward or decoy should not include a traditional handshake but rather some alternative form of non-contact greeting (elbow bump, air shake, a bow etc.).
Local WDA training groups are in the best position to determine if their event should be cancelled or delayed given the specifics of their situation.
These decisions should be made in consultation with the facility provider and information from state/local governments.