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Automated obedience training and engagement.

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Companion trains dogs by following our curriculum designed by training experts.

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About Us

Companion develops technology that automatically trains dogs to high levels using machine learning, robotics, computer vision, and state of the art reward-based training. Our products create high-quality solutions to the most pressing dog training and welfare issues for professional working dog businesses, boarding facilities, trainers and consumers. The Companion team includes world-class technologists, animal welfare experts, researchers, and entrepreneurs. We’ve partnered with the SF SPCA, Google, and top tier venture investors to bring a new category of products to the world.

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Our Leadership

John founded Companion in 2017 with the belief that technology could make a lasting, positive impact on the human-animal bond. John has held a variety of roles in strategy, product, and business development at Google [X], Bain & Company, and multiple early stage technology startups, and is currenlty dedicated to leading and growing Companion's team.

Paul has spent 30 years overseeing the training of assistance dogs for people with disabilities at Canine Companions for Independence. Becoming its CEO in 2014, Paul managed 6 national training centers and a staff of 250. At Companion, Paul uses his extensive experience in dog training and his knowledge of the dog industry to lead our business development.

Ben is a board member and an advisor to Companion. Until 2018, Ben was the CEO and co-founder of Whistle, the industry-leading pet tracker & activity monitor. Companion benefits from Ben's advice and broad experience on product, strategy, and leadership in the pet care industry.

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