Events

New Classes Start October 27th

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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
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Nosework
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

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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.

 

Summer’s Coming, Time for Camp

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This summer, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center opens its doors to area elementary and high school students to attend the Canine Handler Academy. Registration is available for students in seventh, eighth, and entering ninth grade. The July 21-25 session is also open to ninth and tenth graders.

• June 23-27
• July 7-11
• July 21-25
• July 28-August 1 (*advanced)

During each week, students will get the opportunity to work with the dogs in training here at the WDC. Read Full Article ›

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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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Registration for the July 21-25th session is now open to high school students in 9th and 10th grade.

Each student will have the opportunity to experience first hand what it takes to train the detection dogs that serve our country.

Learn how to teach obedience, agility, fitness, search work, and more…

Registration Deadline May 31st.

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Register Now! K9 First Aid

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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

REGISTER HERE

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

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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. The July 21st session is also opened to 9th and 10th graders.

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