Register Now! K9 First Aid

Date: March 22-23, 2014
Time: 8a – 4p
Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
Audience: Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Search & Rescue, & Performance/Sport handlers and Medics/EMT who provide support to K9s in the field


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The education mission of the Working Dog Center includes a focus on our next generation. We believe it is a mutually beneficial endeavor to expose today’s kids to the amazing talents of various workings dogs and begin to build ties and a sense of community for those who will follow us.

There are four opportunities for this summer’s Canine Handler Academy including one Advanced Academy for those who attended last year or will attend multiple session this year. Academy is open to 7th, 8th and soon-to-be 9th graders. Continue Reading »

Registration is now open for Puppy Socialization Class awarded “Best Puppy Training” by 2013 Best of Philly.

When: Class starts Monday, January 6th @ 7pm
6 week session
Where: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia PA

Click HERE to register for Puppy Socialization Class.

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Upcoming Seminars

Spots still available for two great seminars being hosted at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Register now!

Professor Daniel Mills
Exploring the capabilities of man’s best friend
March 8, 2014

Learn more about Professor Mills’ seminar HERE

Dr. Sophia Yin
Training the reactive dog
April 27, 2014

Learn more about Dr. Yin’s seminar HERE

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA), the proud sponsor of Ohlin and his work in our ovarian cancer detection study.

OCSA works to expand public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to contribute to the early detection of this deadly disease, and by doing so, save lives.

Learn more about OCSA and Ohlin at

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PApa Bear is one of the star students in our Diabetic Alert Dog program.

As he moves to the advanced phase of his training, we are looking to place him with a foster that has Type 1 diabetes. This foster environment will assist with the final elements of his training program.

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New Associate Director

We are excited to introduce Vicki Berkowitz, our newest team member and the new Associate Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

Vicki will be working with the team to help the Center grow and achieve it’s mission of advancing the health and training of our nation’s working dogs.

Learn more about Vicki HERE.

The December 1st deadline is fast approaching and we need your help!

At our one year anniversary Dr. Cindy Otto announced that the Salah Foundation has established a $75,000 challenge grant for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

Gifts made to the Center before the December 1st deadline will be matched dollar for dollar.

DONATE NOW and make double the impact!

Now Accepting Proposals to Present

We are looking for dynamic presenters to provide lectures and/or wet labs for the 2014 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference.

Date: June 5-8, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Presentation categories include: Sports Medicine, Nutrition,Behavior, and Emergency & Preventative Medicine.

Learn more now! Click HERE

Ronnie & Kai Compete in Iron Dog

Kai and Ronnie will be participating in the Iron Dog challenge and doing their best to compete with the seasoned police dogs. They will also be helping to raise donations for Toys for Tots to honor Officer Brad Fox.

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