New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Photo of police officers and their K-9 dogs

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.

“We have five K9s from the PVWDC that are trained in detection and patrol, and we have an in-house trainer who completed their Train the Trainer program, bringing the PVWDC expertise in-house to our K9 Unit. Our K9s and their handlers are prepared to face daily real life challenges thanks to PVWDC’s training and support.”

John P. Slavin, Chief of Police, Cheltenham Township Police Department

About Our Law Enforcement Training Program

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 

K9s for Sale

  • Dual Purpose 
  • Single Purpose

Upcoming Events

  • Scent Detector School 2023: March 6, 2023 - April 28, 2023
  • Patrol School 2023: August 28, 2023 - November 17, 2023


Contact Us

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

Meet Bob Dougherty

Bob Dougherty and K9 partner Tango
Law Enforcement
Training Coordinator

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.