"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.” Archilochus 650 BC
Search Dog Organization of America (SDONA)'s mission is simple: To develop and nurture a program grounded in science-based functional training where K9 handlers and their dogs can train, test, and challenge themselves to the highest level possible.
To support this mission, SDONA is committed to the following:
Providing sound, useful and functional educational opportunities for SAR Dog handlers and trainers.
Providing realistic, skill based operational testing opportunities that meet internationally “benchmarked” standards.
We will again be offering the 4-day Scent Theory and Detection Seminar with Mike Suttle/Logan Haus Kennels in 2018. See thecurrent class description for details on the class content. Save the date: May 3-6, 2018 in Normal, IL Registration will open to the public January 15, 2018.
We invite you to explore our organization and the diversity of resources for K9 Search and Rescue.
Three amazing K9 Seminars with Brigitte Versterre & Petra Grothe from the Netherlands are now completed - and what events they were! Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted to make these events such a success!
Check out a sampling of the many photos from the three seminars in Virginia, Indiana, and Arizona. We look forward to hosting Brigitte and Petra again in the future!
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