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. Continue Reading »

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

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

When: September 25-26, 2013
Where: Calamityville-National Center for Medical Readiness
Prerequisite: Completed basic first aid course and/or have specialized medical training (e.g., physician, EMT, paramedic).

Download Registration Form HERE

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Whole Dog Health: An Integrative Approach to Building a Stronger Team

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

More details coming soon!

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
First class 1/30/13
Penn Vet Working Dog Center

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New Year’s Resolution

January is National Train Your Dog Month and the Working Dog Center is hear to help ensure you make the most of it.

This month we are offering two unique 4 week sessions starting Thursday, January 10th.
$100 – 4 classes
15% discount to certified working teams

1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31
7:05 pm – 7:50 pm

You and your dog will learn fun behaviors and have a great time together.

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1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Explore fitness and conditioning exercises to help enhance your canine partner’s performance and minimize injury.

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“The Art & Science of Training: Dog and Handler”

Date: April 8-11, 2013
Location: Purina Event Center, St. Louis, MO

Limited working slots available on first come, first serve basis.

Listen to 2011 conference presentations HERE.