Objectives- of the MSDA are to encourage the breeding, training and working of stock dogs, regardless of breed, on all classes of livestock. The Association sponsors the following programs:
Training Clinics - Provide basic education and establish procedures needed by a handler to develop a young stock dog into a dependable worker
Fun Days - enable handlers to demonstrate their ability and progress being made in the training and development of their stock dog
Public Demonstrations - provide opportunities for handlers to share with others the amazing working ability of a well-trained stock dog.
Trials- provide an organized competition where stock dogs do practical work.