AWDA is currently open to membership for 2019 - 2020. However, depending on the number of active members we may place a limit on new applicants in order to continue providing quality training.
If you are interested in becoming a member we require you come out and visit the club and members and participate in training sessions to ensure that our goals and training methods are equally suited. We will be happy to discuss the membership process and provide the club by laws, training rules and membership requirements when you visit a few times.
As with many sports enthusiasts AWDA members enjoy the unique camaraderie and friendship that grows out of pursuing common interests and goals. Because participation in the sport breeds a special closeness not only between the single owner and dog but collectively as a group, we usually invite prospective members to train with us several times. This gives us all a chance to meet and become acquainted with one another and gives the person(s) contemplating membership a chance to truly understand AWDA. This prospective member may then be asked to join the club and apply for a trial or probationary membership for a specific period of time before the club votes to award him/her full membership status.
It goes without saying that an AWDA member supports their fellow members at events and trials, and an AWDA membership also requires volunteer time to help with field maintenance, housekeeping, trials, seminars, conformation shows, breed surveys and other events hosted by our club.
In keeping with the true meaning of Schutzhund training and culture, we welcome guests – whether traveling from the next county, across the country or the world. If you find yourself in our area please accept our invitation to come visit and train with us at any time. We’d love to see you!
Please contact a club officer regarding visitation and/or membership.