Graduation ceremonies mark the end of an assistance dog’s professional training and the beginning of a partnership between a human in need and a canine that will provide endless service and companionship. They also represent the culmination of hard work, love and dedication of hundreds of people, including puppy raisers, instructors, volunteers, and Canine Companions staff members and graduates.
In addition, the ceremony includes a puppy matriculation, where puppies are turned in by the volunteer puppy raisers to begin their professional training.
Graduations are open to the public and are wonderful events you won't forget.
2019 Graduation Dates: February 15; May 11; August 9; November 8
2019 Hearing Dog Graduation Dates: March 8; May 24; August 30; November 22