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Train the Trainer, Working Dog Center

Train the Trainer

What is Train the Trainer?

The Train the Trainer model is used in many types of work and educational environments, including laboratories, schools, hospitals and the corporate sector. This type of training has become ubiquitous because of how user-friendly and intuitive is can be. 

In a “Train the Trainer” program, a subject matter expert trains a person or a group of people who will then go on to train others using the same model when they return to their workplace. 

Advantages of this model include a faster, more effective training environment. You can train a team of trainers who will use the same methods to then train the next group of trainers. And by learning using a team-based approach, the training becomes dynamic and self-sustaining. 

Upcoming Train the Trainer Course

Are you a work dog trainer who wants to take their skills to the next level and work with industry experts?

Here are some upcoming opportunities:


August 30, 2021 - November 19, 2021
August 29, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia PA

Description Basic K9 Handler Course: To provide a foundation in knowledge and skill level in basic law enforcement patrol K9 handling, and to ensure that police canine and handler selected for the specialty are proficient in basic obedience, agility, evidence search, suspect search techniques, suspect apprehension, basic K9 trauma care, K9 fitness and wellness, knowledge of case law pertaining to K9’s in use of force and patrol deployments in operational situations. The course is instructed by certified police canine trainers. The course of instruction meets or exceeds the standards specified by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) in the basic training skills and hours of training required of police canine teams.

Description Train the Trainer Course: The Penn Vet Working Dog Center Law Enforcement K9 Training Program provides the opportunity for qualified individuals training law enforcement canine handlers or police canines to attend the in session K9 training course as an assistant trainer.

For further information and fee schedule
Contact: Bob Dougherty
PVWDC Law Enforcement K9 Training Coordinator
Mobile 610.316.3942 or email

  • Law Enforcement Scent Detection School

Date: April 4, 2022 - May 27, 2022

To learn more, contact Annemarie DeAngelo, Training Director at