New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Training at the Working Dog Center

Training, Dogs & Other Services

Training Our Dogs

Our puppies start training from the day they join the program at eight weeks old, participating in age-appropriate exercises to gradually develop the skills they will need as working dogs. Since we are a foundation program, we teach our dogs the basic skills necessary for a successful career in detection. When they graduate from our program, they will learn to apply their search skills to their specified target odor (i.e., explosives, drugs, medical detection).

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We also offer training opportunities for you and your dog. 

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Meet Our Dogs

Donate a puppy to the Working Dog CenterWe work with different breeds, different colors, different personalities, but all have the same goal – to join the ranks of the elite working dogs who serve our country. Meet the dogs we train. If you are planning for your next K9 partner, we encourage you to contact us immediately to discuss your options with us. We believe discussion between you and our training team is the first step to creating a strong K9 team.

Meet the Penn Vet Working Dogs...


The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves a diverse and growing K9 community. From search and rescue teams to law enforcement, we offer specialized services that are based in research. Two specialized programs we offer include K9 Law Enforcement Training and Performance Medicine. 

Officer and K9, Law Enforcement Training

Law Enforcement Training

Our Law Enforcement K9 Training Program provides local, state and federal agencies with individualized training to create high-performing K9 teams.

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Performance Medicine for K9s

Performance Medicine

Our Performance Medicine program is designed to support working K9s develop core strength and stability, along with agility to help dogs recover full functionality.

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