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April 8-11, 2016   *   Philadelphia, PA   *   Early Bird Registration thru 2/15/16 (save $55)

**RACE Approved – 13 hours**
**FEMA Handlers are approved for use of Cooperative Agreement Funding**
13.5 CEUs for trainers & 3 CEUs for behavior consultants**


Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CE by participating in lectures and wet labs. 

This conference strives to advance the health and performance of our nation’s working dogs through sharing of cutting edge scientific discoveries and applied techniques. Attendees include veterinarians and technicians, trainers, handlers, breeders, and scientists. Unlike most educational conferences, the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference provides a unique format that facilitates productive conversations and collaborative relationships.

This year’s theme Whole Dog 360: A multidisciplinary approach will be addressed with a series of four (4) – ½ day sessions targeting:

  1. Advancements in working dog health and medicine
  2. Training the working dog using current scientifically-based methods
  3. Implications of handler training on the successful working dog team
  4. Driving progress in the working dog field through research & innovation

Attendees will also enjoy a special 1/2 day onsite at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center for a BBQ and interactive learning session focusing on K9 Fitness & Rehabilitation brought to you by FitPAWS, Canine Gym Gear, DogTread and Respond Systems.



A special thank you to our sponsors who help make this event accessible to all who are interested in the scientifically based advancement of the working dog!


Educational Session Sponsors


Session: Advancements in working dog health and medicine

Educational Session Sponsors

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Session: Training the Working Dog
Using Current Scientifically-Based Methods
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Educational Session Sponsors


Session: Implications of handler
training on the successful working dog team

Special Event Sponsors

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Highlights from Field – 2 sessions
Dr. Otto’s presentation

Fitness, Conditioning & Rehabilitation Experience






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