Working Dog

Working Dog

The Newfoundland dog’s heritage is to be a working dog. Most are not happy without some function to perform, whether it is carrying their favorite toy around the house or swimming under a capsized boat to rescue someone.

Penn-Ohio and its members are constantly looking for new activities for our dogs. From our winter walks through the snowy paths of the regions parks to the rigors of life guarding, we take pleasure in the things we do with our dogs. We invite you to join us, either as a participant or as a guest.

Please check out our Facebook page and the calendar for the most current information regarding training and other events.

There are more kinds of working activities that your dog can experience than you will ever have time for:

Things Newfoundlands do best

Water Rescue – These are life guard exercises

Carting or Draft – Pulling a wagon or cart to help around the house or give kids rides. Newfs love to pull.

Compete with other breeds

AKC & UKC Rally Obedience – All dogs can benefit from the training and fun of Rally Obedience! Rally Obedience is a fun, fast-paced demonstration of a dog and handler’s ability to perform basic obedience exercises; as well as offering an opportunity to showcase teamwork between you and your dog. United Kennel Club description

AKC & UKC Obedience – Consider taking obedience training with your dog to a whole new level. Enter the world of obedience and help your dog realize its full potential by competing in obedience trials and earning obedience competition titles.AKC description

Share your dog with others through therapy work

Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people. AKC Description

It is highly recommended to work with your dog to become certified and get insurance before taking your dog into the various settings as a therapy dog.

There are several organizations that define training and certification of dogs for being designated a therapy dog.
American Kennel Club
Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society)
Therapy Dogs International