FUELED #8: Canine Companions for Independence by FUELED published on 2020-06-26T18:31:25Z In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Brenda Kennedy of Canine Companions for Independence. CCI is one of the oldest, largest and most cutting edge leaders in the assistance dog world and in this episode we get a peak behind the scenes at the dogs of this great organization and the how these dogs get from whelping to work. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Dr.Kennedy details their breeding program, puppy raising and job selection process. She gives her take on the controversial topic of timing for spays and neuters and the impact of that decision in an organization that deals with a large number of working large breed dogs. We finish by discussing some of the mind-blowing research they are a part of as the organization works to make their amazing dogs even better through science and a better understanding of these dogs.