Graduation

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Join us at 12 noon on Friday, February 15, 2019, to honor the newest recipients of Canine Companions assistance dogs in the Southwest Region. Graduation will be held at the QLN Conference Center's Exhibit Hall in Oceanside, California. Graduations are open to the public with free admission.

Canine Companions' graduation ceremonies occur four times a year. At these inspiring events, people with disabilities graduate with their new, expertly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 40 commands including opening doors, operating light switches and retrieving dropped objects. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of an intensive, residential, two-week Team Training course with these new human/canine partners at the Canine Companions Southwest Training Center in Oceanside.

QLN Conference Center - Exhibit Hall, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, California
For more information, call (760) 901-4300. Please note that parking at QLN is limited. Please allow time to find alternate parking if lot is full.

2019 Graduation Dates

Friday, February 15

Friday, May 10

Friday, August 9

Friday, November 8

Watch the Southwest Graduation Ceremonies Live!

Click here to view past Southwest graduation ceremonies.

Southwest Training Center

Canine Companions for Independence
The Dean, Gerda and Trixie Koontz Campus
124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
(760) 901-4300 Voice
(760) 901-4350 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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