Our mission is to provide tools, educational materials, and training opportunities that promote the production and rearing of healthy, behaviorally appropriate dogs ideally suited for performing their work. We achieve this with the support of our members, who consist of professional working dog organizations, breeders, academics, veterinarians, breed and sporting clubs and working collaboratives.
We offer resources that expand upon various aspects of the working dog industry, including breeding, health and genetics, environmental and technological advances, working dog behaviors, puppy socialization and breeding program and organizational management. Our members also enjoy complimentary digital access to 3 academic journals – find out more here.
IWDA is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors – find out more about our board of directors here.