Tours and Presentations

Canine Companions is closely monitoring developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking precautions to limit its effect on our operations, including cancelling or postponing many large group events and non-essential activities, including most travel, public campus tours and on-campus large group activities. We ask that you help us by avoiding visits to campus if you are sick or exposed to anyone sick. Please be patient with us as we may reschedule some appointments and activities. We look forward to being able to see you and serve you in our usual fashion as soon as possible!

Public tours of the Southwest Training Center in Oceanside, California are offered on the third Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. The tour lasts approximately one hour and consists of a brief video, a docent-guided tour, and a training demonstration. Reservations are not required. For groups of ten or more, please make arrangements by calling (760) 901-4308 or click here and someone will be in touch.

NEW! We are now offering junior service club tours at 2:30 p.m. on select days. Please let us know when we can expect you!

If you are not in the area, and are interested in scheduling a presentation by a Canine Companions representative for your group, organization or company please click here and someone will be in touch.

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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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