Countdown to the
17th Annual
Desert Dog K9 Trials

We would like to invite you to support the 17th Annual Desert Dog Police K9 Trials. Our family friendly event takes place April 6th & 7th, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm, at the Scottsdale Stadium,  7408 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Every year the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials invites Federal, Military and Police K9’s from all over the state and country to come and test their skills in a spirited two-day competition.  K9 teams compete in various exercises and events to simulate real-life scenarios that include handler protection, apprehension, narcotic and explosives detection, tactical obedience and agility. Officers and their K9 partners also attend a state-of-the art k9 training seminar on Friday, prior to the competition. The weekend culminates in an officer’s dinner and award ceremony.

Watching these amazing K9s and their partners compete is a fun and exciting event for the whole family.  In addition to approximately 70 K9 teams competing, there will be Static Police Displays, SWAT and Aviation Demonstrations and Public Safety Vehicles. Over 50 vendors will be set up in our vendor area promoting their local businesses and selling a wide variety of products and dog related merchandise. Our ALECA store will be open selling K9 Trials T-shirts, plush animals and much more. All proceeds from sales at the ALECA store go right back into our association helping to fund events like the K9 Trials. Concession stands will be open selling food and drinks. We expect over 10,000 spectators this year!  Admission is free, and free event programs are provided to all attendees.

This annual event is not funded by any law enforcement agency or government monies. All costs associated with the event must be raised through sales at our ALECA Store, donations, sales of program ad space, or vendor booth fees. If you or your business would like to become involved there are many ways to help support or sponsor the K9 Trials.




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NORT Certification Information

The National Police Canine Association, the prominent certifying agency in Arizona , is proud to be partnering with ATF to improve explosive detection canines in law enforcement.  The Nation Odor Recognition Test (NORT) is a cooperative effort amongst leading International and National police canine associations, and ATF.


ALECA is a organization that consists of Law Enforcement handlers and trainers throughout the Southwest. Meetings are held several times per year, usually in conjunction with training and seminars.

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