Summer Safety Tips – Heat Stroke

On warm or hot days, it is important to take extra precautions to prevent your dog from overheating.  Dogs only have a few sweat glands in their foot pads, so they rely on panting to cool down.  Older dogs, overweight dogs and puppies are the most vulnerable; but even young, otherwise healthy dogs can succumb […]

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 […]

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 […]

4th of July and Summer Safety Tips

The warm months of summer are great for spending quality time outdoors with your dog. However, remember that dogs wear fur coats all year! Whether you are raising a puppy for Canine Companions or spending an afternoon out with your pet, here are some tips to keep cool and safe all summer long. Hot Weather […]

Flight School for Dogs

Recently Canine Companion puppies from our Southwest Region were featured in an ABC World News segment about flight simulators.  Our puppies and their volunteer puppy raisers were able to get airport experience without even having to purchase a ticket. The puppies practiced going through TSA security checks and walking through the gate loading tunnel. While […]

Tips to keep your dog happy and healthy this holiday season

‘Tis the season for parties and visitors and snow and gifts and much, much more! It is such an exciting and busy time of year, but it can also bring anxiety for our favorite pups (and let’s face it, it can be stressful for us humans as well.) Here are a few tips to help keep your pet […]