• Some Variables influencing REST (Remote Explosives Training)

    REST is a generic term referring to the collection of a sample of dust and/or vapor at one location and analyzing the sample at a different location. It is currently used for the inspection of cargo containers, cargo pallets, and vehicles for explosives.

    11/07/2018 - 06:30

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  • Physical Conditioning of Military Working Dog Athletes

    Military Working Dog (MWD) athletes have considerable physical demands placed on them in the line of duty.  These dogs are at risk of unique musculoskeletal injuries and diseases that may significantly impact their performance or even prematurely end their careers.

    11/04/2018 - 05:43

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  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center's Early Development Program Utilizing Evaluations and Testing as Predictors of Career Aptitude

    The PVWDC focuses on early development using a suite of training SOP’s and behavioral monitoring evaluations.  Weekly & quarterly testing is performed on all canines to evaluate their development, specifically factors associated with drive and confidence.

    11/04/2018 - 04:58

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  • Preparing a puppy for any career in scent detection using the Penn Vet Working Dog Center Training Program

    All our puppies begin the same foundational training at 8 weeks of age. Dogs’ benchmarks are monitored throughout their training. Our agility program’s goal is to teach the canine to perform comfortably in dark and confined areas, as well as traverse and climb varied surfaces and heights.

    11/04/2018 - 04:45

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