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2017 Trial Schedule

April 14th-15th * Travis AFB (Click for Results)

June 30th (one-day only) * San Joaquin Sheriff

August 4th-5th * San Leandro Police

August 25th-26th  - Lodi Police

2016 Trial Results

In 2016, WSPCA sanctioned 7 trials with the help of host agencies Travis AFB, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, West Sacramento Police Department, Stockton Unified School District Police Department, Vacaville Police Department, and South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

Click HERE for results.


The Western States Police Canine Association (WSPCA), a nonprofit organization, is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership to serve two-year terms. Our mission is to promote professionalism and safety for all working police K9 teams. 

Meeting Our Goals

Our group strives to achieve our mission by sanctioning police K9 competitions that stress the importance of control, as well as safety tactics while encountering scenarios that mimic encounters on the street. In addition, training seminars feature some of the top K9 trainers in the world.

The WSPCA provides a forum for K9 handlers and trainers of varied backgrounds, experience, and philosophies to exchange ideas. 



WSPCA-sanctioned competitions are sponsored by agencies in the states of California, Nevada, and Idaho. Competitions are open to all K9 teams from law enforcement agencies. Phases include Narcotics Detection (optional), Evidence Searching (optional), Obedience, Agility, Search, and Protection scenarios. Awards are given at each competition. K9 teams are also awarded points toward year-end rankings. At the end of competition season, the WSPCA names the top ten K9 teams based on point accumulation at the individual competitions. Points only count for those K9 teams that are members at time of competition. 


Trial Tips, Guidelines and Forms

Hosting a trial can seem like a daunting task. We have included some information below to help host agencies plan for a successful trial.  

Trial Tips

Trial Rules and Guidelines



Please click on the links below to get a copy of standard scoresheets used for K9 Trials.

Agility Scoresheet

Obedience Scoresheet

Protection Scoresheet

Search Scoresheet

Narcotics Bldg Search Scoresheet

Narcotics Vehicle Search Scoresheet

General Liability Form

All K9 Trial participants and volunteers must sign a general liability release form for each trial.

Prior Year's Trial Results