• Best Wishes, Wes!

    2 monthes ago - By CCI

    From Puppy to Professional
    Canine Companions puppy Wes has grown from an excitable, adorable puppy into a well-mannered adolescent over the past 19 months with his volunteer puppy raisers Christa and Steve. The time comes for every puppy when they have learned all they can in the care of their loving puppy raising families and are ready for the leap into professional training. Next month, Wes will make the journey back to Canine Companions to start learning the 40 commands that could help his future partner be more independent with him by their side.
    A Bittersweet Goodbye
    Looking back at...
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  • Wes is on the job!

    2 monthes ago - By CCI

    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 or tugging open drawers.
    Wes models the equipment for a Canine Companions hearing dog, complete with orange leash.
    Wes' trainers decided that his skills and strong love of kibble meant another role might make Wes shine even more - hearing dog training! That's right, Wes is...
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