The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs visits NSD

June 1 was an exciting day when we welcomed The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, to NSD. Minister O’Toole announced the creation Read more

The Summer Edition of The Scoop is hot off the press!

Read the latest version of the NSD Scoop HERE.

April Newsletter

Read the latest version of the NSD Scoop HERE.

NSD Call for Board of Director Candidates

National Service Dogs is currently inviting applications for Directors to join Read more

If you are interested in certifying your pet dog….

Hey, we love our pets too, but we know they are not Service Dogs. Some folks are interested in certifying their pets for public access. If that’s what you want to do, we CANNOT help you. NSD is an Assistance Dogs International accredited training school and as such we only breed, train and certify dogs from our program. Want to learn more about what it takes to become a Certified Service Dog? Click HERE.

Inclusive schools? Finally!

We were very happy to work with the Waterloo Region District School Board to make our schools inclusive and accessible for all, even those with four furry legs. Read about Hunter and Nestle’s big day HERE.

NSD Wins Landmark Case

To learn about this precedent setting case click HERE.

CTV News, August 24, 2014.

The Record, August 26, 2014.

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Veteran’s Affairs Canada announces Service Dog pilot project

Minister Fantino announces Service Dogs pilot project to support Veterans with PTSD. Learn more HERE.

Remembrance Day

On this day we remember the millions of men and woman who gave their lives in behalf of their country. As a Service Dog organization, we also remember the thousands of Service Dogs who served in both the First Read more

The Public Access Test

ADI states that for dogs to be certified for access to public places like shopping malls, movie theaters and public pools, they must pass a standardized test. This test is called the Public Access Test (PAT) and is administered by a staff member of the assistance dog organization. Read more