New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Law Enforcement Training

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

With more than 75 years combined of K9 and law enforcement experience, Training Director, Ret. NJ State Police Major Annemarie DeAngelo, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator Ret. Cheltenham Township Police Department Officer Robert Dougherty, and Ret. Sergeant First Class Glassboro Police Officer Danny Eliasen have created an innovative positive reinforcement-based program. We are committed to partnering with your department to help you build and train an elite K9 Unit.

Meet Bob Dougherty - Law Enforcement Training Coordinator

Bob Dougherty and K9 partner Tango 

Retired Cheltenham Township Police Officer Robert "Doc" Dougherty is an integral member of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center as law enforcement canine coordinator. With more than 31 years of law enforcement and K9 experience, "Doc" brings vital training skills to the program.


About Our Law Enforcement Training Program

Working Dog Socks and Penn Officer at work

To learn how our Law Enforcement K9 Program can support your department, contact us at or 215-898-2200.



  • Basic K9 Patrol Handler Course
  • Scent Detector School
  • Train the Trainer

In-Service Training

  • Customized curriculum to meet your department’s needs

Seminars & Workshops 

  • Covering specific topics essential to success on the street

K9 Evaluations

  • Workability & Behavior
  • Injury Assessment & Rehabilitation with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center Performance Medicine 

Available K9s for Sale

  • Dual Purpose 
  • Single Purpose

Working Dog Research

  • Risk factors including opioid exposure
  • Impact of medications (i.e., naloxone, vaccines) on olfaction

Upcoming Events

  • Patrol School 2021: August 30, 2021 – November 19, 2021
  • Scent Detector School 2022: April 4, 2022 – May 27, 2022
  • Patrol School 2022: August 29, 2022 - November 18, 2022


Contact Us

To learn how our Law Enforcement K9 Program can support your department, contact us at or 215-898-2200.