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Book now – PTSD Trainers’ Conference

For ADI Accredited Member and Candidate Programs only. Registration is now open for the PTSD Trainers’ Symposium taking place on October 28 – October 30 2017, in Maryland, USA. Book now We expect places at the Symposium to fill up quickly, so reserve your place ASAP by clicking on the click below: Click Here to […]

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 […]

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 […]