Canine Companions for Independence graduation ceremonies occur at least four times a year in the North Central region. Graduation marks the end of a rigorous two-week Team Training program where Canine Companions' highly-trained assistance dogs are partnered with a child or adult with a disability or a person who will use the dog to help people with disabilities and both human and canine are trained to work together as a team. During the graduation ceremony, the volunteer puppy raisers of graduating dogs “pass the leash” to the new graduates, marking the official start of a long and valuable partnership and symbolizing the dog’s transition from dog-in-training to assistance dog.

Congratulations to the November 2015 Graduating class!

Next Graduation Ceremony:

• Friday, February 12, 2016
The graduation ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. Graduate dogs and Canine Companions' puppies over the age of six months are encouraged to attend. 

Desserts and beverages will be provided at a reception directly following the ceremony. 

for the February graduation ceremony.  


Dublin Recreation Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

NOTE: Visit for the most up-to-date information regarding local road closures due to the interchange construction project.

Future Graduation Dates:

  • Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Friday, August 12, 2016
  • Friday, November 4, 2016  


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