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.
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.
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).
As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.