Save the Date: September 25-27, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin River Falls
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2020 National Intercollegiate Symposium On Campus-based Service Dog Training Programs 

Dates: September 25-27, 2020

Location: The University of Wisconsin River Falls

Hosted by: PawPADs and UWRF ADEPT

Join us September 25-27, 2020 as we share knowledge, experiences, best practices, and challenges; learning how these innovative, powerful student-enabled programs are changing lives from “puppy to placement.”PawPADs is part of an innovative intern partnership with the University of Wisconsin River Falls, aptly named the Assistance Dogs Education Program and Training (ADEPT). ADEPT unites PawPADs’ positive training methods and philosophy with the UWRF mission to “help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.”

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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is located in the beautiful St. Croix Valley just 30 minutes from the Twin Cities and the Minneapolis International Airport. UWRF is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System and a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research, and sustainability.

Learn about the PawPADs’ own Assistance Dogs Education Program and Training (ADEPT)

ADEPT student with dog

Learn about the PawPADs Assistance Dogs Education Program and Training (ADEPT)

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Will you “certify” my pet dog, so I can take it on the plane or into a hotel with me?
No. It’s illegal to falsely misrepresent that your pet or other animal is a service animal. Pets are not service animals and neither are emotional support animals. Learn more here