Working Dog Conference

project-go_save-the-date_revisionWe are proud to announce the first Project GO Working Dog Conference is on May 17, 2018 at The Clarion Inn in Frederick, Maryland.

Working Dog “heroes” and their handlers from Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, Fire Departments and independent working dog owners will gather to learn about extending and maintaining the quality of life of these amazing animals through injury prevention, identification, and care.


8:00 – 9:00am  Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15am “Common Injuries and Conditions in Working Canines” – Dr. Sherman Canapp
10:15 – 10:45am Orthopedic Exam Demonstration – Dr. Sherman Canapp
10:45 – 11:00am Break/Gait Analysis for Dogs
11:00 – 12:00pm “Nutraceuticals for Working Canines” – Dr. Debra Canapp
12:00-1:00pm Lunch sponsored by Dasuquin
1:00 – 2:00pm “Warm-Up, Cool Down and Prevention” – Dr. Matt Brunke
2:00 – 2:30pm Stretching and Exercise Techniques Demonstration- Dr. Matt Brunke
2:30 – 3:00pm Break/Gait Analysis for Dogs
3:00 – 4:45pm Rotating Stations – Handlers will bring their dogs into the building and meet with our speakers to practice stretching techniques first hand
4:45 – 5:00pm Gait Analysis Overview and Explanation – Dr. Matt Brunke

Program Overview

• Common Injuries and Conditions in Working Canines
• Orthopedic Examination Demonstration
• Nutraceuticals for Working Dogs
• Warm-up, Cool Down and Injury Prevention
• Stretching and Exercise Techniques, Hands-on Demonstration
• Objective Gait Analysis Readings


Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, CCRT
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Debra Canapp, DVM, CCRT, CVA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Matt Brunke, DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA
Certified in Rehabilitation, Pain Management and Acupuncture

Working Dog Conference Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors


Registration for this conference is closed.

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