Illinois Police Work Dog Association

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PO Box 4102   Joliet, IL.  60434-4102

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 The mission of the Illinois Police Work Dog Association is to unite and assist all law enforcement agencies in the training and continued improvement of all police K9 dogs. To promote certification for all police canines, handlers, and trainers through various nationally recognized police canine organizations. To provide educational material through publications, visual aids, and training seminars. To promote and improve the image of the police K-9 in the law enforcement community as well as within the general public.

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State of Illinois Police Dog Training Standards

Events, Training & Demonstrations  

Northern IL Police K9 Memorial

Images, Pictures, Graphics

Proverbs, Poems, Sayings

Application for Membership

ILPWDA Merchandise

FAQS, Q&A, K-9 Info

Recent News

Contact Us

K-9 Related Links

K-9 & SWAT  

Fun Links    

Member Bio's


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Why are we drawn to Canines?

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all of their marvelous instincts seem to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated creatures, they need us to do their worrying.

True story:

On a grave behind an iron fence in the town of Beddgelert in North Wales there stands a marker that recounts the legend of Llewelyn, a thirteenth-century prince whose dog, Gelert, disappeared mysteriously one day as his master rode out to the hunt. When the prince returned, his infant son was nowhere to be found, the childs bed was overturned and bloody, and Gelert had blood dripping from his fangs. Convinced that the dog had devoured the child, Prince Llewelyn drew his sword and plunged it into the dog. Gelert's dying cry awoke the sleeping child, who was concealed under his bedclothes. Hidden under the bed was the body of an enormous wolf . . .  with its throat torn out.

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