Monthly Archives: August 2014

Join Dr. Otto for the 2014 Working Canine Critical Care Clinic and make sure you are prepared for veterinary issues that may arise while out in the field.

Don’t work a dog? Skilled back-up personnel are essential to maintaining a K9s safety while working.

This class includes a combination of lecture and hands on experience.

Register now, space is limited!

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: 1:35pm
Location: Campbell’s Field

Help raise money for the WDC and cheer on Pacy as she throws the first pitch!

Bring the whole family, including the furry 4-legged members, out to watch the Camden Riversharks face off against the York Revolution.

In addition to the rubble pile we have here at the WDC, we also use an abandoned building near our property to help us to train our dogs.

Building searches provide different scenting conditions then what the dogs encounter on the rubble pile.

We expose our dogs to both types of searches to make sure they are prepared for any situation they may encounter in their career. Read Full Article ›

We’ve been providing a number of updates about our puppies’down time, and how they’ve been adjusting to their lives as, well, puppies.

But this is the Working Dog Center, after all. In the fall, we’ll be bringing these nine pups into our Puppy Foundation Training Program.

In the interim, two of our college interns, Meghan Ramos and Patrick Robbins, have been doing some very specific exercises and tests with them.

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At the WDC, we have a unique foundation training program that serves as the starting point for all of our dogs, regardless of which one of our training programs they will be entering.

As soon as the puppies arrive, they are introduced to tug toys. We play lots of fun games with them to build their excitement for tugging.

Our goal is to build their prey and hunt drives, which are useful as we teach future skills.

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