The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Working Dog Center (WDC) is a unique national research and development center for detection dogs. With a mission to prepare for the future demands of these dogs, WDC integrates a training program with scientific analysis of the genetic and behavioral traits that will lead to the most successful and healthy working dogs possible in the future.
In addition to search and rescue and explosives detection, the WDC is actively engaged in other forms of detection. The Center recently announced participation in an initiative to train dogs to identify the presence of ovarian cancer, an ailment particularly difficult for doctors to diagnose.
Check out this video to learn how the WDC is training the next generation of working dogs.
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