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.
If you are interested in hosting a SDONA training event, please review our two options for how you can host a SDONA event.
Registration for all 2017 events is now OPEN.
Click on the event titles/dates to learn more about each event and to register.
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. Please refer to the specific event page for that date.
SDONA reserves the right to cancel an event up to four weeks prior if we do not have sufficient participants.