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Date for ADI Conference 2018

Save the date! Can Do Canines will host the ADI conference on August 18-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. More details to follow.

Jory with his assistance dog Daisy

From homeschool to Oxford with the help of an Assistance Dog

In 2011 when Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services executive director, Jennifer Rogers, first met Jory Fleming, she didn’t know whether a service dog trained through PAALS could help with all three of his disabilities.  Jory’s specific goals to become independent enough to attend college inspired PAALS’ director to take on the project.  No one at […]

Placement of PTSD Dogs with Veterans: Service Dog Trainers to Have Standards

Placement of PTSD Dogs with Veterans: Service Dog Trainers to Have Standards

When Gabe Nutter returned from Iraq with PTSD, he was sure that he could handle it himself. But after struggling with his own out of control behavior, sleep issues and his need to always be alert for danger, he admitted that he needed help. “The VA provided counseling and helped me to begin to put […]