Adventures with Dom and Zari

Dom’s Puppy Raising Journey Is Finishing Strong    The adventures continue! It’s been a busy time for Dom as he prepares to enter professional training. His mother-daughter volunteer puppy raising team, Jennifer and Emma, also prepare for Emma to graduate from high school! Since we last caught up with Dom, he’s been attending high school with Emma where he quietly stays in a “down” during classes. When they’re not busy working, Dom and his puppy raisers have […]

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Dom and Zari Are Making the Grade

Back To School for Dom It’s an exciting time! Finally, puppy Dom is back in school with one of his volunteer puppy raisers, Emma, where he is adored by her teachers and classmates. The experience has been great for him because he can’t be touched by anyone except Emma. He is learning to remain calm, relax in a “sit” or “down” and not to solicit attention with those big brown eyes. Along with the rest […]

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Bolt Takes on the Puppy Bowl

Canine Companions® puppy Bolt has had a busy start to 2021! He was featured on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, which aired before the Super Bowl on February 7. We were so excited to gain awareness for our mission from the feature on Bolt’s journey to becoming a service dog!  Bolt also recently visited Yosemite National Park in […]

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Farewell Penguin!

It seems like just yesterday that Penguin arrived in Pittsburgh, ready to begin his journey and join the Pittsburg Today Live family. Now, Penguin’s puppy journey has come to an end, and he has begun the next chapter in his journey of becoming a Canine Companions service dog… professional training. Over the past year and a half, the […]

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Wes is on the job!

Canine Companions®, dog Wes has been in professional training for a few months, and boy is he making progress! After polishing the commands he already learned from his puppy raisers Christa and Steve, Wes moved on to learn commands to become a working service dog – such as retrieving items, pushing buttons to open doors […]

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