Canine Companions Provides Assistance Dogs for:
Adults- Adults with disabilities are partnered with service or hearing dogs to increase independence
Children - Assistance dogs perform physical tasks for children with a range of disabilities to increase independence with support from an adult
Veterans- Wounded veterans and veterans with disabilities are matched with assistance dogs for greater independence
Professionals - Assistance dogs are expertly trained and partnered with a working professional in a health care, visitation, criminal justice or education setting
Training is to be done with the dogs where the students learn to manage the assistance dog's behavior, to direct the dog to respond to commands it has learned and to assume responsibility for maintaining the health and well-being of the dog.