September Is National Service Dog Month!
National Service Dog Month is a month-long celebration honoring the hard work and life-changing impact service dogs make on people with disabilities every day.
Click to meet the PROS, learn more about service dogs and what makes a service dog different from other types of dogs. Plus, expand your etiquette skills, play and download fun activities and get involved in the celebration!
Meet the PROS
Click on a dog to learn more about their unique skills.
What Is a Service Dog?
In 1975, Canine Companions created the concept of “service dogs” to assist people with physical disabilities. They’re specially trained to perform tasks that help make daily life easier for people with disabilities.
What Are the Differences Between Working Dogs and Emotional Support Animals?
With so many types of working dogs, it can be hard to tell, but Canine Companions has you covered! Click below to learn about the important differences between service dogs and other types of working dogs.
Journey From Puppy to Service Dog
A career as a Canine Companions service dog is not a job every dog can simply take on. Training starts during puppyhood, perfecting basic tasks and adapting to a wide range of social settings and environments to solidify a foundation for success.
Interacting with a Service Dog and Their Handler
It can be hard to resist interacting with a service dog – we know! But there are important reasons to respect a service dog team’s space. What isn’t hard is learning the right way to start a conversation with a service dog handler!
Thank You to Our National Service Dog Month Partners
American Animal Hospital Association