Our Philosophy

At Canine Assistants, we believe that dogs who are asked to improve the lives of people in need deserve themselves to lead happy lives. So, rather than focusing only on teaching our dogs to perform tasks on command, we educate people and dogs so they may enrich the lives of one another.

At Canine Assistants, we believe strongly in the Bond-Based Approach to living and working with dogs developed by our Founder, Jennifer Arnold, in 2012. The Bond-Based Approach is a philosophy rooted in the belief that mutually beneficial relationships are those in which trust, respect, and confidence combine to form deep, loving, meaningful, and lasting connections.