This white paper examines the impact of poorly trained dogs in public places on task-trained service dogs. Canine Companions spearheaded the collection of data from service dog users whose dogs were trained by Assistance Dogs International (ADI)-accredited training programs.
Formulating a Food to Help Puppies’ Immune Systems
Canine Companions launched a study in 2022 with Royal Canin and Waltham Petcare Science Institute on the efficacy of an enriched diet for puppies.
The Right Supplements for Pregnant Dogs Helps Puppies Become Service Dogs
Giving pregnant dogs supplements high in DHA helps increase the rate that a dam’s puppies go on to become service dogs.
Catch Canine Companions on National Geographic’s “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” on Disney+
Learn about Canine Companions service dogs that are featured on National Geographic’s “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” season 2 streaming on Disney+.
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Leadership Institute Fellows Suggest Ways to Improve Selection and Performance of Working Dogs
Members of the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Leadership Institute* published a paper this week entitled “Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs”* in the international peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
Helping Explain Why Dogs Understand Human Communication
Dr. Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona, is exploring ways to identify the best dogs for different jobs – before they start the long and expensive training process — by looking at their cognitive abilities.
Canine Cognition and Heritability
Canine Companions collaborates with multiple universities to conduct top-notch research on canine health and behavior. Our goal is to better understand which traits lead to a successful working dog.
VA Study Shows Service Dogs help Veterans with PTSD
The results of an important research study completed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows significant benefits from service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Which Dogs Will Make the Grade as Service Dogs?
Canine Companions is in partnership with Duke University’s Canine Cognition Center in order to further the understanding of the canine mind.
Purdue University – Can service dogs help children with autism?
As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.