Becoming an assistance dog is like going to college. It’s tough to get in and not everyone graduates. “We want to identify those features that are going to be linked to success,” said Brenda Kennedy, DVM, MS, Canine Companions national director of canine health and research. “We are honored to work with the Duke Canine Cognition Center to help us make decisions at an earlier point which means we can place more assistance dogs and help more people with disabilities.
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