Canine Handler Academy
*Advanced session topics TBD*
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The education mission of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center includes a focus on our next generation. We believe it is a mutually beneficial endeavor to expose today’s youth to the amazing talents of various workings dogs and to help build a sense of community. Our goal is to educate and inspire the next generation of veterinarians, working dog handlers, and canine enthusiasts.
Students will gain hands-on training experience, learn from guest presentations, and enjoy various working dog demonstrations.
This summer we offer four opportunities for 7th, 8th and soon-to-be 9th graders including two beginner sessions and two advanced sessions.
We offered 4 positions for Counselors in Training (CIT). We anticipate continuing this program in 2017.
Qualifications for Counselors in Training:
- Completed at least 1 beginner session
- Completed at least 1 advanced session
- 9th grade or older
- Must apply and be approved by CHA Instructor
Beginner Sessions – $650/week
Introduction to detection dogs and their many different jobs. Learn search, obedience, and fitness techniques while discovering the benefits of positive reinforcement practices.
July 10-14, 2017
July 17-21, 2017
Advanced Sessions – $650/week
A full week dedicated to in depth exploration of specific working dog topics
*Prerequisite – attendance of at least one beginner session.
July 24-28, 2017 Topic: TBD
July 31-August 4, 2017 Topic: TBD
HOW TO REGISTER
Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and should demonstrate a strong desire to become a part of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center community. To learn more or to begin the application process, email email@example.com.
Scholarships available for qualified students.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying.
Thank you to Nutramax Laboratories for supporting our 2016 scholarship program.