A Standard Of Excellence

Search & Rescue

Patrol & Detection

Provide your agency with a nationally recognized police K9 team certification that is second to none.  ​Narcotics & Explosive certifications are available for police and private detection agencies. 

Service & Therapy

Expert trainers to assist your SAR unit with top training methods and a nationally recognized certification.

American Working Dog Association

P.O. Box 1013

Greenville, NC 27835

Service Dog and Therapy Dog Certifications available are for private owners.  

​​The American Working Dog Association (AWDA) is dedicated to providing Law Enforcement and Search & Rescue (SAR) working dog teams with strict and realistic certifications along with the latest in today's top training methods to assure your K-9 team is ready to deploy in a professional and safe manner.  AWDA holds K-9 seminars, workshops, and certifications throughout the year all over the United States and abroad.


​We strive to bring you the best in real-world training, education, and up-to-date case law from some of the top trainers in the world today.  Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you.