Guide to Dog Body Language

Mine Detection Dog Training

MDD_WheelThe Mine Detection Dog Training, Operations and Odour Detection program was one of the first to institute the use of the scent wheel – a devise now commonly used in many odor training disciplines including the Penn Vet Working Dog Center Diabetes Alert Dog and Ovarian Cancer Detection programs.

To read more about their program, click HERE.

Pet Nutrition Alliance

PetNutritionAlliance_LogoThe World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) used the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) guidelines to develop the WSAVA Global Nutritional Assessment Guidelines. WSAVA has committed to developing tools to support this initiative globally. To promote the importance of nutrition in the health of pets worldwide, the following organizations have been working together on what has now become known as the Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA):

American Animal Hospital Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
American College of Veterinary Nutrition
American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
World Small Animal Veterinary Association

Progression of Canine Agression

ladderofaggressionThe Blue Dog website offers future and current dog owners many useful resources including this illustration of the progression of canine aggression.

Download Canine Ladder of Aggression HERE.

McBaine_SnowWhile most of our dogs seem to enjoy a romp in the snow, it is important that we know how to keep them safe and without injury in this cold weather.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine student Destiny Coleman V’15 shares a great article on winter hazards.

Download article HERE.

A Penny For Your Thoughts

PennyXray While there are many items, such as chocolate, that are well-known to be toxic to a dog, there are many other items that can be equally, if not more dangerous for your canine companion.

Read this interesting article by Dr. Cindy Otto, Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, on the dangers of the common coin.

Download article HERE.

Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance

DiabetesAlertDogAs the medical alert detection dog field continues to grow, organizations such as the Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance work with a mission to create an Alliance between breeders, trainers, and consumers, offering resources on diabetic alert dogs.

Learn more about this organization at

The Working Dog Alliance is committed to optimizing the well-being and performance of all working and sporting dogs in Australia.

The Working Dog Alliance is working with industry, government, animal advocacy and scientific research groups to review current practices. They aim to provide opportunities for communication, sharing and collaboration across this diverse industry.

Learn more about the Working Dog Alliance Australia HERE.

antifreezeSometimes the greatest hazards to our dog come from common household items. Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol) is highly toxic and can be fatal.

Dr. Cindy Otto, Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and Associate Professor of Critical Care, has provided a thorough summary of the hazards and treatments for Antifreeze exposure.

Download document HERE.

AKC Reunite (formerly AKC CAR)

AKC Reunite LogoAKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet recovery service, formerly known as AKC Companion Animal Recovery, revealed its new name, logo and website. Pet owners will instantly connect with the new name – AKC Reunite – and recognize AKC Reunite as the trusted service that can help keep them with their pets when the unthinkable happens.
“More and more of our customers already know the importance of pet recovery from a trusted source,” said AKC Reunite CEO Tom Sharp. “Our new engaging name, logo and tagline – AKC Reunite – The way home for lost pets – easily identifies for the consumer the concept and value of pet recovery in case their pets are lost or stolen. AKC Reunite has created more than 400,000 happy reunions and with this change we expect to do more as pet owners choose pet recovery as a way to protect their valued family members.”

AKC Reunite has been the proud sponsor of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s AKC Reunite Detection Dog DNA Bank.

Reunite also offers free microchip registration for any certified working dog. Download form HERE.

Visit AKC Reunite’s new website HERE.

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