Tour the Working Dog Center


Satchmo, Working Dog

See first-hand what it takes to train our nation’s leading detection dogs. Watch as the Working Dog Center staff explains the step-by-step process to preparing a dog to serve in explosive detection, search and rescue, cancer detection, and more.

Learn how our trainers teach dogs to confidently climb multistory ladders, traverse collapsed structures, and navigate through deep dark tunnels all while under the control of their handler.

Reserve Your Spot

Tours are conducted by reservation only. Reserve a spot on one of our tours today.

  • Phone: 215-898-2200

Choose Your Tour

We offer two types of tours -- agility and search & rescue. Discover which one best fits your interests.

Puppies train, Working Dog Center

"Up and Over, Under and Through" Agility Tour

Learn how our trainers teach dogs to confidently climb multistory ladders, traverse collapsed structures, and navigate through deep dark tunnels all while under the control of their handler.

Lucas, search and rescue

"Get Lost" Detection Tour


See first hand what it takes to train our nation’s leading detection dogs. Watch as the Working Dog Center staff explains the step-by-step process to preparing a dog to serve as in explosive detection, search & rescue, cancer detection, and more.


How to Get Here

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What to Wear

Weather permitting, the tour and demonstrations are primarily conducted outside. Please dress appropriately so that you may comfortably enjoy your time with us. All tour participants should wear long pants and flat, closed toe shoes.