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Penn Vet Working Dog Center 2020 Conference

2020: A Clear Vision for Training the K9 Team

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When: April 24-27, 2020

New location: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

  • Just a short drive from Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, and the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
  • Offering upgraded accommodations and room for more attendees.
  • Registration includes all meals and CE credits.
This event will highlight the latest in scientific research and field application related to the training of both members of the working K9 team.

Registration Fee: 
*includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day

  • Early Bird (Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2019): $585
  • Full registration (Jan 1 - Apr 24, 2020): $650
  • Student (full time undergrad, graduate or veterinary): $350
  • Individual Day Registration Available: Friday $100; Saturday $250; Sunday $250; Monday $250
  • Preconference Training: Jerry Bradshaw ($300 working spot/$150 audit); Simon Prins ($249 working  spot/$199 audit)

Abstract Submission - Highlights from the Field

Now accepting submissions for Highlights from the Field.

These 10-minute presentations feature new and ongoing research, lessons learned from those out in the field, and other timely information that is of interest to the working dog community.

  • Submissions due by midnight eastern, January 15, 2020
  • Announcements will by made by February 15, 2020

Submit Your Abstract

About the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

Starting in 2010, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has held the Working Dog Conference, a gathering of working dog professionals including veterinarians, academics, working dog handlers, breeders, students, behaviorists, and those interested in what makes a better working dog.

Our most recent conference, Creating the Working Dog: Puppy to Professional, offered attendees the opportunity to follow the science and practice of developing of a working dog from 8-weeks to 18-months.

We are proud to hold a conference in which all people invested in the health and performance of all types of working dogs can learn together.

2020 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

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Read About Previous Conferences

Learn about the Working Dog Conference from past years by downloading the programs (PDF):

2018 Penn Vet Conference Program Download
2016 Penn Vet Conference Program Download
2014 Penn Vet Conference Program Download
2013 Penn Vet Conference Program Download
2011 Penn Vet Conference Program Download
2010 Penn Vet Conference Program Download