Exploring the Human-Animal Bond

Date: November 3, 2014
Time: 8:30a – 3:30p

Join Dr. Otto and other speakers including John Grogan, author of “Marley and Me”, as they explore the many aspects and benefits of the human-animal bond.

Dr. Otto’s talk, “Saving Lives: How Dogs and Humans Work Together to Save Each Other” will start at 2:15p.

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New Classes Start October 27th

Register now! Space is limited!

Puppy Socialization
Mondays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 27th
$150/6 week session
Click HERE to learn more and register.

Basic Obedience
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 29th
$100/4 week session
Click HERE to learn more and register.

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 30th
$160/6 week session
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K9 First Aid Course

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!

New Class for Law Enforcement K9

The WDC is offering current and sworn Law Enforcement K9 Officers and their Back-up Officers a one day scenario-based training.

Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center

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Bark In The Park

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 case you haven’t met Ffoster, one of two dogs who have joined the WDC program as part of a cooperative agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and the WDC, check out this article.


This year’s Penn Vet Working Dog Conference offers 3 opportunities for veterinarians, technicians, handlers, trainers, breeders, scientists and program managers to expand their knowledge on health and performance of working dogs.

1. VMAT K9 Decon Workshop (4 hrs CE)
2. Educational Conference (17 hrs CE)
3. Scenario Based Training Opportunity (6 hrs CE)

Learn more and register now – space is limited!

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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


Learn how to recognize medical emergencies that occur in the field and provide supportive care until veterinary support is available. Read Full Article ›

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