Science and Technology Articles
Learn more about the science and technology we use to develop healthy and strong assistance dogs.
The Colorado Switchbacks FC welcomed a new Canine Companions future service dog to Colorado Springs in October.
Canine Companions launched a study in 2022 with Royal Canin and Waltham Petcare Science Institute on the efficacy of an enriched diet for puppies.
Giving pregnant dogs supplements high in DHA helps increase the rate that a dam’s puppies go on to become service dogs.
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.
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.
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).
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.
As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.