This film follows the lives of service dogs, dogs who protect wild life from poachers, avalanche dogs and gives viewers the chance to watch Halo, a Dutch Shepherd, grow up and train to become a FEMA live find Urban Search & Rescue Dog.
20% of the proceeds from this film are donated to charities including the WDC. Join us in supporting Superpower Dogs!]]>
This is a two part program that includes an online class through Harcum followed by a hands-on course at the WDC.
While offered through Harcum’s Veterinary Technology Program, no prerequisites are required.]]>
Since its inception in 2008, over 45,000 Service Animals have received free eye exam screenings–more than 7,000 in 2015 alone.
The goal is to provide as many free screening exams as possible to eligible Service Animals across the U.S. and Canada.
English Springer Spaniel
Handler: Katrene Johnson
Deployed: Staten Island
There are four opportunities for this summer’s Canine Handler Academy (CHA) including two Advanced session for those who attended last year or will attend multiple session this year. CHA is open to 7th, 8th and soon-to-be 9th graders.
Sessions will be offered:
July 11-15, 2016 – Beginner
July 18-22, 2016 – Beginner
July 25-29, 2016 – Advanced Topic: Urban Search and Rescue
July 1-August 5, 2016 – Advanced Topic: Exploring Canine Careers
Scholarships available for qualified students.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in applying.
Thank you to Nutramax Laboratories for supporting our scholarship program.
Each student will have the opportunity to experience first hand what it takes to train the detection dogs that serve our country. In the wake of the recent events in Boston, this is an excellent opportunity to help expose the next generation to ways they can be involved in their communities ensuring that we continue to have safe and enjoyable places to live and work.
Learn how to teach obedience, agility, fitness, search work and more…]]>
Now accepting applications for a summer research internship at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center funded by the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization. This is a paid summer internship for a 1st or 2nd year veterinary student who is interested in learning more about medical detection and the role of detection dogs. The internship will run mid-May thru mid-August during the summer of 2016. Interns will be responsible for data entry and analysis, project planning, and assisting in the day to day aspects of performing the study.
• 1st or 2nd year veterinary student
• Comprehensive understanding of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s medical detection program and ovarian detection research
• Attention to detail and ability to work well with others are essential
• Dog handling experience is helpful but not necessary
To apply, submit the following documents for review
• Cover letter which should include your understanding of our program, describe the value your experience and knowledge will bring to our research and training program, and how this experience will impact your career goals
• One letter of reference (minimum)
All applications will be reviewed by our research and training team and finalists will be invited for an interview.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE Monday, February 29, 2016 at midnight Eastern Time
Handler: Jean Seibert