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Canine Handler Academy

Registration open 2/17!
Class Date(s):

Summer 2018

Class Time:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00a - 4:00p

Class Location:

Penn Vet Working Dog Center

Cost:

$650/week (Scholarships available)

Class Size:

Limit 15/session

Instructor(s):

Sarah Kane & Simon Blanchard

Description:

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Beginner Sessions

  • Introduction to detection dogs and their many different jobs. Learn search, obedience, and fitness techniques while discovering the benefits of positive reinforcement practices.
  • For incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (2018-2019 school year)
  • Session I: June 25-29, 2018
  • Session II: July 9-13, 2018
  • Fee: $650/week

Advanced Sessions

  • A full week dedicated to in depth exploration of specific working dog topics
  • Prerequisite – For incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (2018-2019 school year) who have attended at least one beginner session.
  • Session I: July 16-20, 2018  [Topic: Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement]
  • Session II: July 23-27, 2018  [Topic: The Science Behind Working Dog Center Internships]
  • Read full description of sessions HERE.
  • Fee: $650/week

Counselor & Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

  • The learning never stops! Our students do not age out but rather have the opportunity to become counselors. If your student has been with us before, they are eligible to apply as a Counselor-In-Training or a Counselor.
  • Must email CHA Instructors for approval prior to registering.
  • Qualifications for Counselor-In-Training
    Completed at least 1 beginner session
    Completed at least 1 advanced session
    *Incoming 9th graders may only be CITs for Beginner Sessions
    *Incoming 10th graders+ may be CITs for Advanced Sessions
  • Qualifications for Counselor
    Completed at least one Counselor-In-Training week
    Incoming 10th grader or older
  • Fee: $650/week (Counselor-In-Training); $250/week (Counselor)

Scholarships

In partnership with Nutramax® we are excited to offer 12 – $250 scholarships to qualified applicants. Each student may receive only one scholarship/year.

Applications due by Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Notification made on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Qualifications:

  1. Must qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  2. For Campers and Counselors-In-Training only. Counselors may not apply.
  3. Provide a statement from the student describing their interest in attending Canine Handler Academy.
  4. Remaining balance must be paid by close of business, Friday, June 8, 2018.

Apply HERE.

Prerequisite:

Campers must be incoming 7th, 8th, or 9th graders. Counselors-In-Training and Counselors must be incoming 9th graders or older. Students are required to provide their own transportation and lunch. Early drop off/late pick up is available, but requires pre-registration below.

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*Completion of a Beginner session is required prior to enrollment in Advanced sessions.

Beginner Session #1 Registration Details

Beginner Session #2 Registration Details

Advanced Session #1 Registration Details

Advanced Session #2 Registration Details

I am aware of the inherent risks involved in the training of puppies and adult working dogs, including but not limited to training for scent detections, patrol work, and fitness. I freely accept and assume all such dangers and risks and the possibility of personal injury, property damage, or loss resulting therefrom. Certain additional dangers and risks are present, such as the potential for injury, illness associated with training, and/or death as a result of participating in activities associated with climbing on and walking near rubble piles or hiding or climbing in buildings. I freely accept and assume all such dangers and risks and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting therefrom.

In consideration of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, (the “Center”), University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises permitting my participation in activities at the Center, I hereby agree as follows:

I. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I may have against The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, as owner and operator of the Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the Center, and all of their trustees, officers, faculty, employees, students, volunteers, and agents (all of whom shall hereinafter be referred to as the ”Releasees”)

II. TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY for any loss, damage, injury, or expense that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation in any activity at the Center due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence on the part of any of the Releasees.

III. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES for any and all liability for any property damage, loss, or personal injury to any third party resulting from my participation in the activity.

IV. THAT this Release of Liability Agreement shall be effective and fully binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and assigns in the event of my death.

I am at least 18 years of age and have been given ample time to read this agreement. I have read and fully understand this Release of Liability Agreement and am aware that, by signing this Release of Liability Agreement, I am waiving certain legal rights, which I or my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, or assigns may have against the Releasees. I certify that all personal information provided on this Release of Liability Agreement is true.

I, hereby agree to allow Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises and any of its authorized agents or contractors to record, video and/or photograph my child during their participation in Canine Handler Academy. I understand that any such recording, videotape and/or photograph belongs to Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises and that I will not receive any payment or other compensation in connection with such recording, video or photograph. I also consent for my child being interviewed and I authorize the use of any information disclosed during such interview.

I hereby give Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises, its employees, agents, successors, assigns, and those acting with its permission or on its behalf, the right and permission to use, copyright, publish, republish and distribute any such recording, video or photograph of my child.). I understand that said recording, video, photograph or interview may be used in any media, including reproductions on the World Wide Web, the use of any printed or electronic matter in conjunction with it, and the use in connection with any efforts publicizing, promoting or otherwise directly related to the objectives of Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises.

I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time, in writing, and that no further recording, video, photographs or interviews of my child will be taken. However, such revocation will have no effect on any recording, video, photograph or interview already taken, which may still be used for the purposes described above.

I understand that the University of Pennsylvania and its agents and employees have no control over and are not responsible for the taking, use, distribution, publication or broadcast of any such recording, video, photograph or interview of my child or the content of any publication or broadcast containing any such recording, video, photograph or information provided during any interview pursuant to this authorization.

I agree that personal satisfaction is sufficient consideration for this authorization and release and I waive any payments, royalties or other compensation. Intending to be legally bound, for myself, and my respective heirs and assigns, I hereby release Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania and Capable Canine/Working Dog Enterprises and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, and their respective trustees, officers, employees, agents and assigns, and waive any and all claims or demands that I may have against any of them for damages or remuneration in connection with the use of my likeness and my dog’s likeness in the manner and for the purposes described in this authorization and release. I have read the foregoing authorization and release and warrant that I fully understand its contents and acknowledge that I am signing it voluntarily.

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