Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler has been a professional Dog Guide trainer since 1994. In 1996 he co-founded the world’s first Service Dog program to assist autistic children and their families. He pioneered the puppy program and the training program. He mastered the various family assessments and services needed to ensure success for service dogs in assisting autism. Since 2004, he’s helped service dog organizations in Ireland, Spain, the US and Canada with starting their autism programs. In 2005, he received the RL Peterson Award for pioneering autism dog training and serving families with autism. He trained “Abby” who was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in 2005 for her work with a child with autism. He received the Gerald Bloomfield of the Autism Society of Ontario in 2006 and the Paul Harris Award through Rotary Club International in 2008. Under his direction, over 170 dogs have been placed as Autism Dogs in Canada, including Zeus and Dublin, the dogs that Roxanne Davis talks about.