excerpt from AMPWDA web page:
The American Mantrailing, Police & Work Dog Association (AMPWDA), formerly American Mantrailing Academy, is a leading provider of K9 Training and Certification for Search and Rescue, LE ( Law Enforcement ), and K9 Enthusiasts. In addition, we provide obedience and personal protection for the general public. Our Master Trainers have over 100 years combined professional K9 experience and are backed up by a staff of experienced trainers and assistant trainers. This allows us to offer you top of the line training in the areas of Mantrailing (with K9), Mantracking (without K9), K9 Backup Training, Human Remains Detection (HRD), Area Search, Disaster Search, Narcotics Detection, Utility/Patrol, K9 Obedience, K9 Protection, and more.
AMPWDA holds two (2) week-long seminars a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. In addition, AMPWDA holds various special weekend workshops/seminars/certification sessions in Indiana and across the country. We also provide no-cost training monthly to our members as well as members of Volunteer Fire Departments, Police Agencies, SAR, other emergency personnel, and anyone who would like to come out and train their dog or just observe.
AMPWDA is proud to stake our reputation on our training standards, Master Trainers, Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Members and Sponsors.