September 16, 2013

Hardworking Dogs

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is like any other school. The students arrive by 9 a.m. They spend the day learning from their teachers. They practice following directions. And they have gym class, in which they exercise and work to improve their balance and agility. The only difference is the students at this school are dogs. The canines are learning to use their keen sense of smell to search for missing people, bombs and even cancer.

In August, TFK visited the center to see what the trainers and dogs were working on. Watch this video to get a sneak peak of their daily activities. (Reporting by Suzanne Zimbler / Videography and editing by Stephanie Kraus)
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