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First aid to dog tricks: PennVet summer offers summer classes

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical School has a busy summer line up of public events from lectures to obedience training. Here's the calender:

First aid to dog tricks: PennVet summer offers summer classes

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical School has a busy summer line up of public events from lectures to obedience training. Here's the calender:

 

Fit To Work (Or Play) Classes (Ongoing)

Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Event Admission: $100 for 4 classes or $28 per class

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: https://capable-canine.com/classes/fit-to-work-or-play/

Fit to Work is a specially designed program that brings together the building blocks of total fitness, stretching, core strength, proprioception (body awareness), balance, and endurance. Each dog is evaluated for its baseline fitness, body condition, and expected needs based on its lifestyle. Basic exercises are taught and a plan to build the total fitness for each dog is developed.

 

 First Aid Classes (Ongoing)

Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $100 for 4 classes or $28 per class

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: https://capable-canine.com/classes/first-aid/

Basic First Aid is an essential skill for all pet owners and working dog handlers. This class will combine lectures and hands-on practice in evaluating normal parameters in your dog and learning to recognize when emergency veterinary care is needed.

 

Tricks class

Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $100 for 4 classes or $28 per class

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: https://capable-canine.com/classes/tricks/

 Teaching a dog tricks can be useful and fun. Many tricks can be incorporated into a fitness program or just for the sheer joy of working with your dog. This class will introduce the basic foundations necessary to build more complex tricks. All teaching is based on positive reinforcement and having fun with your dog. 

 

Penn Vet Puppy Socialization Classes (Ongoing)

Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $120 for 6 classes

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: 215-898-3347 or behaviorclinic@vet.upenn.edu

*Initial DHPP vaccine required*

This science-based socialization and training program addresses puppy socialization to other dogs and people, introduction and exposure to novel stimuli (sounds, surfaces, and objects), low stress handling, practical reward-based training, and discussion of topics including housebreaking, crate training, feeding, limiting unwanted behaviors (chewing, mouthing, and jumping behaviors), and recognizing dog body language. This class is designed for puppies ages 8-16 weeks.

 

JUNE EVENTS

Animal Lovers Lecture: Commonly Encountered Dental and Oral Diseases in Cats and Dogs

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Event Admission: FREE

Location: Penn Vet, Hill Pavilion, 380 South University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: 215-746-7460 or johnrc@vet.upenn.edu

Dr. Alex Reiter, associate professor and chief of dentistry and oral surgery, will discuss some of the common tooth and mouth diseases in cats and dogs, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. He also will speak about the importance of good oral hygiene in detecting oral diseases at an early, treatable stage. In addition, Dr. Reiter will share information about home oral hygiene, cleaning pets’ teeth, and using the right cleaning products, treats and toys.

During the Animal Lovers Lecture Series, faculty and clinicians at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital share current information on topics of interest and relevance to dog and cat owners throughout the region.

 

Canine Handler Academy for young people

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Event Admission: $650 for all five days

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: Apply at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/caninehandler

This week-long summer program is for 7th and 8th graders who want to learn more about dogs, dog training, and the jobs that dogs do. The curriculum includes hands-on experience and classroom discussions of how dogs learn, clicker training, medical care, and more.

 

Canine Handler Academy for young people

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Event Admission: $650 for all five days

Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Reservations Required: Apply at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/caninehandler

This week-long summer program is for 7th and 8th graders who want to learn more about dogs, dog training, and the jobs that dogs do. The curriculum includes hands-on experience and classroom discussions of how dogs learn, clicker training, medical care, and more.

 

 

Amy Worden Inquirer Staff Writer
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