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Bergin University of Canine Studies

At Bergin, you will find a community of creative and independent thinkers committed to changing and improving the world of human-canine partnerships.  We believe in every single student.  We are here to guide and prepare you as you discover your true passion working with canines.  

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)



Dr. Bonita Bergin invented the concept of the Service Dog to assist people with mobility limitations in 1975. At that time, she founded Canine Companions for Independence, the first nonprofit to train and place Service Dogs. After leaving CCI In 1991, Dr. Bergin founded the Assistance Dog Institute, which was formally designated a university in early 2004.

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Student Life

Campus life

Bergin University is located in the famous Sonoma County region of California, in the comfortable city of Rohnert Park, an easy hour’s drive north of San Francisco. The area is amazingly diverse and beautiful, with redwood forests, ocean beaches and the legendary Napa-Sonoma wine country.


  • Bergin University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees.

Rohnert Park, California, United States

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