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Welcome to The National Association of Security Dog Users

NASDU promotes standards, training and education within the private security dog sector and offers support and guidance to both members and end users, it was established in 1996.

NASDU is recognised within the security industry by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) *, British Standards Institute (BSI), Skills for Security, BSIA, IPSA together with the Home Office, NPCC, DATR, as well as many Animal Welfare Groups and local Authority Dog Wardens. NASDU keeps members up to date with the industry and related topics together with British Standards, Codes of Practice and training materials. The following pages contain information about NASDU, how to join, together with the benefits of membership. Regular updates will be made on our website and Facebook page announcing news and items of interest within your sector.

*Whilst a recognised body by the SIA, NASDU is not an Approved Contractor for the deployment of security dogs.

NASDU is also an Approved Centre with the awarding organisation HABC (who are regulated by OFQUAL and SQA) for the delivery of accredited learning programmes.

Our Aim

To achieve and promote national standards for ALL Trainers, Handlers and Dogs used within the private security industry and for those who are concerned with care, health, safety and welfare of dogs within the security industry.


Our Objectives

  • To maintain nationally recognised standards for the training of Security Dog Trainers
  • To maintain nationally recognised training and operational standards for Security Dog Handlers
  • To maintain nationally recognised training and operational standards for Security Dogs
  • To maintain nationally recognised standard for the care, health, safety and welfare of the Security Dog
  • To maintain a recognised Code of Practice for the training and operational requirements of Security Dog Trainers, Security Dog Handlers, Security Dogs, Security Dog Training Companies and those who have responsibilities for their care, health, safety and welfare
  • To continually promote NASDU and the reason for its existence within the security industry to all relevant organisations, associations and individuals
  • To maintain the acceptance and backing of the security industry, all relevant organisations, associations and individuals, for the Aims and Objectives of NASDU


Our Management

  • Companies Act 1985 – incorporated 4th November 1996 whose Memorandum & Articles of Association refer to NASDU as charity is required to have three Directors who act as trustees
  • Committee – in accordance with its Constitution and Rules the affairs of the Association are conducted by the NASDU Committee, which shall consist of nine persons elected by a majority decision of the members of NASDU at the Associations Annual General Meeting
  • Co-opted Members – from time to time the Committee may co-opt members to assist with specific functions or to sit on any of the Sub Committees