I'm Paul Mundell, CEO of CCI. We breed and train service dogs like Yahoo the dog at Disneyland! AMA
Hello fellow Redditors,
I’m Paul Mundell, CEO of Canine Companions for Independence where we breed, train, and place service dogs with people with disabilities- at no cost to the recipient. Yahoo http://imgur.com/gallery/hvKDz9Y is one of our dogs.
I’ve been with Canine Companions for about 27 years now and for the majority of that time I’ve been in our Program department heading our services. I was an Instructor (dog trainer), then the National Director of Canine Training, and then moved into the National Director of Canine Programs where I remained for about 17 years until becoming CEO.
I’ve been told I’m a science nerd, especially when it comes to dogs: genetics, behavior, and research have consumed most of my professional life. But in addition to that, I just really love dogs and I love helping people.
I’m a fan of Reddit, running, hiking, philosophy, a good cup(s) of coffee and Italian food. AMA!
*Also, if you’d like to have a puppy named “Snoop” in honor of all us redditors, and follow him (or her!) on its journey to become a service dog: https://www.gofundme.com/PuppySnoop
I am finished with the AMA and signing off, thank you all for the great questions!