Caring canines learn new tricks at service dog workshop

Canine Companions is a training school that teaches service dogs to help people with disabilities.

Canine Companions is a training school that teaches service dogs to help people with disabilities. (4/6/13)

MEDFORD - It's well-known that dog is man's best friend, but some dogs go above and beyond, like the service canines that learned some new tricks in Medford this weekend.

Canine Companions is a training school that teaches service dogs to help people with disabilities. The school invited back all of its clients and graduated dogs for a workshop to learn new techniques and commands.

The dogs that successfully complete training at the school are matched up with disabled people to offer them a lifetime of service and companionship.

Potential clients are put on a waiting list, often for more than a year, before they're matched up with a highly trained assistance dog.

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