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. During these two weeks, individuals are paired with Canine Companions assistance dog and are taught how to work together as a team. The bond created between each individual and the dog they paired with is truly inspirational to all who get to witness their relationship. Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to   children, adults and veterans with physical disability. Canine Companions assistance dogs can also be paired with a facilitator working in a health care, education or courtroom setting.

We invite you to join us for a unique experience that will allow all in attendance to witness our mission first hand and experience the journey from puppy to assistance dog.


Congratulations to the November 2016 Graduating Class!


Click here to view the November 2016 Graduation and Matriculation Ceremony photos.

Next Graduation Ceremony:

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. 

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.


The Church of the Resurrection 

6300 E Dublin Granville Road

New Albany, OH 43054  

RSVP is required to attend. RSVP will run January 5 - February 8, 2017.

Please click here to RSVP. 

If you aren’t able to attend in person watch via the livestream at


Future Graduation Dates:

  • May  5, 2017
  • August 4, 2017
  • November 3, 2017 

If you have any questions please contact the North Central Regional Training Center at (740) 833-3700


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