I’ve come back after a long absence to talk about a quietly made but major announcement from Canine Companions for Independence a couple days ago that has the potential to make a huge impact on both the organization and the assistance dog community overall.
I haven’t agreed with the direction at CCI for several years now and I’ve said so here a number of times. In my view, they’ve lost their way, and need to figure out who they are and who they wanna be – you can’t be all things to all people. A classic case of “mission drift”, but this is the most positive thing I’ve seen in a long time, and could change all that.
Listen to this short podcast to find out why I say that, what my biggest concern in the assistance dog world is right now, and how this new pilot program, if done properly, could address that.