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This group is for the friends of the Lone Star Chapter - Canine Companions for Independence for social outings with or without our canines in training. Use this to schedule a place to meet up, train Canine Companions puppies in training, and socialize both the canines and the humans. This MeetUp group called "Outings" is designed for active Canine Companions puppy raisers and graduates. Those interested in events or learning more about our organization should join Canine Companions Lone Star Chapter MeetUp group.

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Shuttle Bus Training Is Back!

1201 E Sandy Lake Rd

St Joseph's Village has invited us to come visit their residents and then practice boarding and disembarking their shuttle bus. This private training opportunity to learn how to ride public transportation will begin with a brief visit with residents to practice proper greetings, followed by boarding the shuttle as well as experiencing the wheelchair lift onto the bus. We will take a short ride to a nearby Kroger to disembark for a quick walk through the store and then return to St Joseph's.

There will be a daytime and evening outing scheduled for this training. Participation is limited to 6 puppy raisers. Be sure to RSVP here on Meetup. Pups 7 months and older will be best suited for this outing. Please feel free to contact Becca Bell if you are uncertain if your pup is ready for this adventure. For more information or questions, contact Debbie Bringhurst at[masked]

Practice with students at Allen High School

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A special opportunity for more training and socializing. As part of our pilot puppy raising program with the FFA (Future Farmers of America) high school students of Allen High School, we will be offering puppy outings/trainings on their campus several times a month. We invite puppy raisers and graduates to attend for skills practice, introduction to school environments, and to allow potential student puppy raisers to experience the training atmosphere. Please contact Becca if you are not sure about your puppy’s readiness for this outing.

Dates for these outings are: Oct. 21st, November 11th and 30th at 6:00 PM.

We must enter the campus simultaneously so prompt arrival time is critical.

Meeting location is at Main Entrance off Rivercrest Blvd. Allen where the circular driveway and flagpoles are located.

For questions, call Erin LaMonte at[masked] or Michelle Sudduth at[masked]

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Twist

Join with friends for a fun afternoon of painting and sipping! All proceeds will be donated to Canine Companions! Please see website for more information and to pre-register. Space limited to 20 paintingwithatwist.com/studio/grapevine/event/[masked] 🐾🐾🐾🐾🍷🍷🍷

UTD Training Circle

UT Dallas

We will be training more UTD puppy sitters! Each puppy will have 1-2 students to practice handling with new people and we will be practicing commands with an obstacle course. More details to come. RSVP by Tuesday, 10/12.

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Yappy Hour Sloan & Williams Winery

Sloan & Williams Winery

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