The mission of SDONA is to develop and nurture a North American program in which K9 Handlers and their dogs can train, test, and challenge themselves to the highest level possible. As a result, SDONA offers a variety of training and evaluation events throughout the year that cater to all levels of K9 Search and Rescue. We offer training for the very new handlers just exploring the discipline to the seasoned handlers seeking out opportunities to push themselves and their partners to new levels of expertise. Please check out our offerings below, and check back often as we continue to add new training and seminar events.
Thinking about training for 2018 already? So is SDONA! If you are interested in hosting a SDONA training event for 2018, please review our two options for hosting an event and contact us to discuss your interests!
Check out our events for 2018 below, we are starting to add a great lineup of training opportunities!
We will again be offering the 4-day Scent Theory and Detection Seminar with Mike Suttle/Logan Haus Kennels in 2018. Save the date: May 3-6, 2018 in Normal, IL Registration will open to the public January 15, 2018.
In order to help us better prepare to give our students the best experience possible, registration for all events will close three weeks prior to the start date. Refunds will only be issued up to 4 weeks (one month) prior to the start date of any event. After that time, no refunds will be issued. SDONA reserves the right to cancel an event up to four weeks prior if we do not have sufficient participants.
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