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 »
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 »
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.
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
INTRODUCTION TO TRICKS
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.
FIT TO WORK
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.
Register @ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SDD2PB6
PVWDC is excited to be working with this group avalanche response canines, their handlers, and others interested in learning the valuable elements of K9 First Aid.
When: April 27-28, 2013
Where: High Country Training Center – Frisco, CO
Cost: Projected Cost $75/student Continue Reading »
Working K9 Handler Academy is hosting a one day Fit to Work Class. This is a great opportunity for those Midwest folks!
To see some of the types of exercises you will be teaching your dog check out a few videos from previous classes.
When: February 9, 2013, 8am – 5pm
Where: Iowa State University
Costs: $100 – one dog (or two dogs alternating)
$75 — second dog
$50 — audit
Email email@example.com for more information
Where: Owens College, Center for Emergency Preparedness, 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465
What: The two-day Working Canine Critical Care Clinic will instruct canine handlers and participants on how to treat these specialized canines under emergent conditions when immediate care may not be available.
Topics include how to maintain and assess vital functions, treating canine trauma, hemorrhage, fractures, sprain/strains, dehydration, heat, cold, toxicity, airway maintenance and nose care. Many dogs place heavy demands on their musculoskeletal system. Just as professional athletes regularly work with trainers and sports medicine professionals, working canines susceptible to the same types of stresses should also condition to protect against injury. Dr. Otto will discuss the different strengthening and conditioning options available to handlers to maintain an injury free, mission ready partner.
Download flyer for more information on the clinic and how to register.
When: October 24, 2012 7pm – 9pm
Where: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia PA, 19146
Space is limited so reserve your slot now. $35/Handler+Dog.
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2013 Working Dog Conference is open.
This year’s conference will be focusing on both the science as well as the practical aspects of training the working dog. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to listen to some of the leading experts in the field, but participate in hands on working sessions with their K9 partners.
Speakers include leading trainers Bob Bailey, Michael Ellis, Randy Hare as well as cutting edge scientist and veterinarians such as Dr. Bess Pierce, Dr. Lee Morgan and Dr. Arliegh Reynolds. To explore the full program visit our conference page.
We hope you and you and your working dog will join us April 8-11, 2013 at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, MO (outskirts of St. Louis).
April 8-11, 2013
Purina Event Center – St. Louis, MO
Click here to learn more about the speakers, agenda and registration.
June 23-24, 2012
New Jersey Rescue & Recovery K9 Unit is very excited and honored to be able to host a working dog seminar presented by Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody. This is an advanced level seminar for experienced trainers providing detailed information about how to use teaching mechanisms to train behaviors to a higher standard of excellence. Continue Reading »