Join us at 12pm NOON on Friday, May 15, 2015 to honor the newest recipients of Canine Companions assistance dogs in the Southwest Region. Graduation is held at the QLN Conference Center's Exhibit Hall at 1938 Avenida del Oro in Oceanside, California. Graduations are open to the public with free admission.
View the ceremonies online at this link starting in February 2015.
Web event services were provided by Cisco in 2014. Watch an mp4 video or a wmv video of a portion of the August 2014 ceremony. Watch an mp4 video or a wmv video of the November 2014 ceremony.
Canine Companions' graduation ceremonies occur four times a year. At these inspiring events, people with disabilities graduate with their new, highly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 40 commands including opening doors, activating 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 Regional Training Center in Oceanside.
Location: QLN Conference Center - Exhibit Hall, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, California
Map to Graduation
Upcoming Dates: May 15, 2015; August 14, 2015; November 6, 2015
For more information, call (760) 901-4300.
Graduation photos are provided by Stacey Webbsmith of Scout Photography. DVDs of the graduation ceremonies are available for purchase by mailing payment ($12/each) and mailing address to Canine Companions, PO Box 4568, Oceanside, CA, 92052. Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing.