"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 invite you to explore our organization and the diversity of resources for K9 Search and Rescue.
Save the Dates for 2020 Seminars!! April 3-5, 2020, Search Dog 101 (Bloomington, IL) May 15-17, 2020, Recognizing Handler Influence to Maximize K9 Performance (Flagstaff, AZ) June 15-17, 2020, Basic K9 Water Detection (Flagstaff, AZ) October 9-11, 2020, Putting it All Together in the Crime Scene Environment (Flagstaff, AZ) More seminars in the planning stages, be sure to check back!
Full descriptions and registration will be available by January 1, 2020
SDONA is registered charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Illinois. All donations help us to continue to offer high quality training opportunities at a reasonable cost to ensure that SAR K9 teams are prepared to respond in a time of need. Please consider making a donation to support our mission.