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Canine Handler Academy

Returning Live in 2022!

UPDATE 5/19/21: Virtual camp cancelled. 

Dear Parents & Campers,

We know how much you love all things working dog. We do too!

In light of the University’s safety policies, we were unable to offer an in person experience this summer. We instead were going to offer a virtual experience so another summer did not pass without us getting to spend time together learning more about our favorite subject – the dog.

However, after surveying those who had expressed interest, the majority conveyed the desire for their child to participate in face-to-face activities and were unsure if they would have interest in another virtual experience after our past year.

We appreciate the position everyone is in, but for that reason have postponed our virtual camp.

During the month of July, we will however be sending out free working dog content and activities for you to share with your child.

More details are coming soon!

No one is more disappointed than us, but at this time this is the best path forward.

Penn Vet Working Dog Center


Returning live in 2022.

Email with any questions or to be added to the notification list.

2021 Canine Handler Academy

  • Session #1     
  • Session #2

How to Register

To be added to the waitlist for 2022, please email

What We Did During COVID

While we were unable to host our in-person Canine Handler Academy in 2020, our instructors created a 4-week online activity series designed to introduce that dog-loving kid in your life to the world of working dogs.

If you know a child who would enjoy these activities, you can access them below.