CPT Trainer Patricia King recently hosted the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)- Atlanta Chapter’s meeting with CCI’s Southeast Regional Directors and Trainers. The meeting, which featured speakers from CCI’s management and training staff, provided excellent information and new acquaintances.
CPT is glad to provided assistance to CCI by providing discounted classes to CCI’s volunteers and providing complementary access to the CPT Training Center for CCI events. Although both organizations train service dogs, CCI can better serve a disabled population without financial means, whereas CPT can more quickly serve those who have the resources to purchase custom trained dogs. Therefore, we have an excellent working relationship. In addition, Dog Star Technologies, which is co-owned by CPT President Mark Spivak, conducts research projects in conjunction with CCI. The groundbreaking neuroscience projects are providing new insight regarding how to better identify high potential service dog candidates.