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Code of conduct

Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc. Code of Conduct provides behavioural guidance while at training or representing your club.

  • Act with honesty and integrity.
  • Treat everyone with respect.
  • Build trusted relationships with our members, public and demonstrate responsibility.
  • Support and encourage in developing education in IGP dogsport and Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc.
  • Exercise courtesy, respect and consideration in all dealings with fellow members, public and authorities.
  • Engage in activities that enhance or maintain IGP dogsport and Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc. reputation.
  • Dogs that have undergone or are involved in security training or engaged in any form of suit work activities are strictly prohibited from participating in any WDFA club events. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive information.
  • Engage in activities that do not create an actual or potential conflict of interest.
  • Enhance and protect the value and benefits of your club’s and Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc.
  • Attend to members, and publics, requirements and enquiries promptly, efficiently and professionally.
  • Promote Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc.  purposes.
  • Actively support seminars, trials, introduction of new members and dog sports.
  • Work towards educating and achieving results or exceeding the expectations of club members.
  • Promote community trust and confidence in Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc and the services provided through the clubs.
  • Empower, including supporting and developing members
  • Provide and create opportunities to enhance and develop your own and others’ education and understanding of dogsport and responsible ownership.
  • Treat each other fairly and appreciate diversity of views, ideas and cultures.
  • Promote a safe environment that is free from harassment or bullying.
  • Be a role model for others in Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc.
  • Encourage continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Strive to achieve a culture of learning, education, respect, growth and promotion of IGP dogsport.
  • Aim to achieve high performance standards.
  • Utilise your time where possible to work and promote your club and Working Dog Federation of Australia Inc.
  • Share and promote information about club achievements and successes.