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In 2018, 11 k-9  professional trainer( police ,custom ,search and rescue ,service dog)from Asia got together in Hong Kong and decided that we needed to implement a working dogs organization that was inclusive of all dog handlers in Asia.

We felt that there was alot of good people in k-9, whether police or civilian, whereas, the police k-9 associations of this time wouldn't accept civilians. If they did, they did so with reservation and with limited access to what the associations had to offer.

The fundamental vision of the AWDA was to be inclusive of all k-9 handlers that were worthy of being associated with and could certify to the standards set forth.

In our seminars, we attempt to make the training scenarios as life like as possible (tactical), with the possibility if so desired, handlers could certify in their respective disciplines.

In our association, we have tried to make it as to where people are judged in every aspect by peers of their own profession, not attempting to make an uneducated guess on a person or the team with no knowledge of them or their disciplines.

We have formed sub-committee groups, persons of the discipline, that investigate the credentials of Trainers and Master Trainers along with making recommendations for changes in the certifications of their specialties.

We are an ever growing organization keeping in mind that the members of AWDA  direct the future of this great k-9 family.

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ” – Roger A. Caras

Our Mission

  1. To unite and assist all law enforcement agencies and  working dogs organization in the training and continued improvements of all work dogs.

  2. To establish a working standard for all work dogs, handlers, and trainers through an accreditation program.

  3. To enhance knowledge through seminars, publications, website material and certifications.

  4. To improve the image of the working dogs.

Our Mission

Our Vision

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