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Access for service dogs at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be talking at the ADI General Business meeting on August 20th about the Japanese requirements for assistance dogs to attend the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. Description for Temporary Certification Cosent Format for Temporary Certification About Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Vendors needed for ADI Conference

The 2018 ADI Conference is hosted by Can Do Canines in Minneapolis, MN on August 19-22, 2018. The ADI Conference is held every two years around the world for our member organizations to educate our members on the latest developments and initiatives in the assistance dog industry as well as to share best practices. It […]

New Standards for Service Dogs for Veterans with Military-Related PTSD

Assistance Dogs international (ADI), a coalition of worldwide programs that train Assistance Dogs including Guide Dogs, Service Dogs and Hearing Dogs, has adopted the first international standards for programs that provide Service Dogs to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ADI is the industry leader in setting standards for assistance dog providers and has […]

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 […]

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 […]