A giant thank you to Robin Rubenstein who, in memory of her Aunt, donated a 2012 Ford E250! This van allows us to expand our puppies detection training and socialization outside of the WDC facility on a regular basis.
Our next goal is to raise funds to convert the 237.8 cu feet of cargo space into a safe and useful puppy-mobile. DONATE NOW!
The education mission of the Working Dog Center includes focusing on our next generation. We believe it is a mutually beneficial endeavor to expose today’s kids to the amazing talents of various detection dogs and begin to build ties and a sense of community for those who will follow us.
Our first annual Canine Handler Academy will include two sessions opened to area 7th, 8th and soon-to-be 9th graders. Continue Reading »
If you were not able to join us at the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference, you still have the opportunity to learn with your dog. New classes start weekly at the Working Dog Center! Read more to learn about the classes and to register! Spots are limited.
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On Saturday, May 24th a special group of volunteer lead by the project’s volunteer foreman Paul Esposito of Esposito Enterprise constructed a remarkable agility course for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center puppies.
Step 1: Post your photo on our Facebook page of your pooches greatest grin.
Step 2: Get your friends and family to come to our page and like your photo.
Step 3: The photo with the most likes at the end of February wins 6 months supply of Frontline!
Here at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center we take all aspects of our puppies’ health seriously, including their teeth. Poor dental health makes it hard to properly chew up food, can lead to infection, and can make it unpleasant for them to tug with their toy. Why is tugging on their toy so important to us? Continue Reading »
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nicola Mason, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in collaboration with Advaxis Inc. is currently evaluating the first vaccine for canine osteosarcoma. This approach harnesses the power of the dog’s immune system, “training” it to seek out and destroy cancer cells that remain after amputation and chemotherapy. In a phase I clinical trial, dogs are being recruited to determine the safety and efficacy of a genetically modified Listeria vaccine to prolong survival. Continue Reading »
Part of being prepared to care for your canine in a medical emergency is having access to a useful tool able to provide vital sign references and canine specific drug doses. Each of the cards provided below are designed to be completed, printed, and stored in an easily accessible place (your first aid kit).
INDIVIDUAL – For the individual handler or medical personel who wants information for a specific canine.
GENERIC- For the medical personel who wants information for general canine care and needs access to a variety of ranges.
*A special thanks to Craig Veldheer for initiating the creation of these tools
This particular portion of our 2013 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference allows us to bring attention to, and build interest in, diverse types of working dog training and research currently going on. We are excited to offer the opportunity for individuals to present the latest information gathered from their experience regarding our topic “The Art & Science of Training: Dog and Handler”.
Submissions – February 1, 2013
Announcements – March 1, 2013
Submit proposal HERE
10 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.
Any questions regarding the Highlights from the Field presentations should be directed to the Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-701-3390.
Nosework is one of the fastest growing K9 sports. Open to dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments, you can enjoy watching your dog use its natural desire to sniff around in a constructive way. Nosework not only helps work off some of your dog’s energy but builds your relationship as you learn to read your dog better.
Instructor: Linda Murphy, CMWI
When: First class 1/30/13
Where: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
Download flyer for more information.