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Register now for Trainer’s Conference 2016

The next Trainer’s Conference is being held in Pennsylvania, USA, in September 2016. Visit the Conferences web page for more information and to register.

View ADI Conference presentations now

ADI members are now able to view presentation materials from the recent ADI Conference held in May 2016. To view presentations about ADI and AAII working together, dog database developments, working with people with dementia, and more, go to the Members Area.  

Dogs with Jobs

Assistance dogs hold one of the most valued positions animals can offer their humans, with all their hard work comes plenty of love and training but assistance dogs aren’t they only dogs with jobs. Petplan, who are providers of pet insurance policies, recently wrote a post on the subject to give these amazing animals credit [...]

The Power of a Hug

The Power of a Hug

A great new campaign is celebrating the benefits of hugging your dog while raising money for Assistance Dogs International. The Power of a Hug is asking for photos of people hugging their dogs, and for every one shared MSD Animal Health will donate $1* to Assistance Dogs International. Visit the Power of a Hug website [...]

Details released for ADI Conference 2016

Details have been released for the Assistance Dogs International Conference in Prague next year. Find out more by visiting the conferences web page.  

Highlights of the recent ADI Trainers’ Conference

In mid-September, ADI held its annual Trainers’ Conference in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Eighty individuals from twenty five states and Canada, met to exchange ideas and gather information regarding the raising and training of puppies in correctional facilities. Speakers from Guide Dog, Service Dog and Hearing Dog Programs, as well as Correctional Facility Staff, made power [...]

Celebrating Assistance Dog Week 2015

Celebrating Assistance Dog Week 2015

It’s International Assistance Dog Week and we’re celebrating life-changing assistance dog partnerships. Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family. “Golden Retriever Udo has been my assistance dog since Valentine’s Day 2011. We [...]

Trainer’s Conference 2015 – save the date

The dates for the next Trainer’s Conference have now been confirmed. America’s VetDogs and The Guide Dog Foundation will host the Prison Puppy Conference on September 15, 16 & 17 2015 in Hagerstown, MD, USA. Meet with other ADI Trainers for workshops, presentations and discussion on how to open, expand and grow Prison Puppy Programs [...]

Would you like to work for one of our organisations?

ADI accredited members can advertise their employment opportunities on the ADI website, so it’s a great place to look if you are interested in working for an assistance dog organisation. Visit the employment opportunities page to browse the current vacancies.

American Airlines Puppies in Flight Program accepting applications

US Airways, which is merging with American Airlines, is continuing its participation in Puppies In Flight. American Airlines is now accepting applications year round for the Puppies In Flight program. This program allows American Airlines employee volunteers to become trained to work with assistance dogs and take them on transports and test flights (short turnaround [...]