Eastern States Working Dog Association
Formed in 1996 by a group of Law Enforcement Officers in Burlington County New Jersey
The ESWDA Mission
For more than 20 years, the ESWDA (Eastern States Working Dog Association) has professionally served the working dog community. In addition to working with K-9 law enforcement officers, the ESWDA works with Utility Protection Dog owners of all kinds, and will continue its long-standing cooperation and collaboration with working dog organizations across the nation.
ESWDA Administration and Training Team
Eastern States Working Dog Association (ESWDA) is a nonprofit, corporation headquartered in Mt. Holly, NJ. ESWDA is legally recognized by state and national courts to provide expert, unbiased K-9 and Utility Protection Dog (UPD) training and certification to both the law enforcement community and civilian handlers. The ESWDA prides itself on providing fair and balanced certification to its members.
ESWDA’s Executive Committee members collectively represent more than 125 years of professional K-9 and UPD training experience and certification. Since it’s inception in 1996, ESWDA staff has trained more than 150 K-9 units nationally, and have conducted more than 100 national K-9 training seminars.
The ESWDA Executive Committee consists of the President, Secretary Treasurer, and several State Coordinators. The duties of the Executive Committee are outlined in the ESWDA Bylaws.