New Year, New Commands and New Adventures

Canine Companions puppy Able is having a great year. Already, a few months in to the year and Able is still sticking to his New Year’s resolution. He’s working hard to become a Canine Companions assistance dog. There is still a lot to learn, but every day he learns more of the skills he will need to successfully become […]

Following the Leader

What better way to learn the ropes of being a Canine Companions assistance dog then by spending time with one. Canine Companions puppy Able has a built-in tutor, as his volunteer puppy raiser’s son has a Canine Companions service dog. Canine Companions Service Dog Kary is leading by example and showing Able what it takes […]

Making the Most of the Holidays With an Assistance Dog

During the holiday season, even the best-laid plans can devolve into an improv routine. For assistance dog users, that routine can get a whole lot hairier — pun intended. Take a look at these tips help the season be about friends and family rather than focusing on the added stresses of traveling with a disability […]

Kinkeade Graduates!

After two years of hard work and a lot of love, Canine Companions dog Kinkeade has found his match! On Friday, November 3, Kinkeade graduated as a skilled companion dog with Jordan and his mother, Dolly. Jordan is 16 years old and was diagnosed with autism at age two. Throughout his life, Jordan has struggled with […]

A Day in the Life

Over the past five months, Canine Companions dog Kinkeade has settled into a routine at our Kinkeade Campus to complete his professional training to become an assistance dog. We thought we’d give you a peak into what his days look like. He’s certainly a busy and happy pup! Each morning, Kinkeade and his fellow professional training dogs […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

If you have been following Kinkeade’s journey, you know he has been hard at work in professional training at the Kinkeade Campus. Over the last several months he has learned new commands, perfected the commands that his puppy raiser taught him and even ventured out on field trips. In his last blog, Kinkeade had just learned […]

Assistance Dog Etiquette and International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week is August 6-12 So often, when we see assistance dogs with their partners, we’re immediately drawn to admire them and even pet them. You meet them in the store, at the park or around the neighborhood. It’s hard to resist not giving an ear scratch to these adorable, well-behaved dogs. But […]

Kinkeade Starts Training

Canine Companions dog and South Central Region namesake, Kinkeade, has been a busy guy at the Baylor Scott & White Health Kinkeade Campus these last couple of months. From getting settled in, to beginning his training, there has been lots of hard work and lots of fun. During the first few weeks of professional training […]

Miller’s TV Debut!

Miller had some major birthdays to celebrate this past week – both Canine Companions’ 42nd and America’s 241st! He decided to honor this special day the best way he knows how: by spreading the word about Canine Companions and their mission of helping people with disabilities live with greater independence. As everyone else was gearing up […]

Meet Canine Companions dog Kinkeade!

Canine Companions dog Kinkeade has just started professional training at the South Central training center in Texas. Both Kinkeade and the training center are named for U.S. Federal District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who played a key role in the formation of a Canine Companions center in Texas and the partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health. Kinkeade […]