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Research Investigates Genetics of Successful Service Dogs
April 26, 2021

Research Investigates Genetics of Successful Service Dogs

In honor of National Therapy Animal Day (April 30), we’d like to share the research that Duke University is conducting through a partnership with Canine Companions for Independence. The Duke Canine Cognition Center is conducting a series of cognitive games designed to assess the brain development of puppies in the service dog training program. CCI hopes that the cognitive measures will help them predict successes in service dogs.

The Rees-Jones Foundation has supported the work of Canine Companions for Independence at its Kinkeade Campus at Baylor Scott & White Health in Irving, Texas. CCI seeks to match children and adults with diverse needs with a fully trained service dog free of charge.

>> Read more about CCI’s work with Duke University here

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