PTSD

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If the Combat Veteran is in need of our rehab program, a dog is placed with him or her that performs the actual service needed. We then teach him or her how to train the dog to aid them with their disability recovery.  Training consists of training the dogs to assist the Combat Veteran getting up from the ground, stand up off of a chair, to walk, use stairs, balance assistance and seizures. 

Mobility

Training Steps & Types

Traumatic Brain Injury

We teach them coping skills through their Service Dog, memory retention and main assistance needs for combat to civilian adjustment

We receive referrals from the VA for Combat Veterans who have attempted to harm themselves and have been in the hospital, will be evaluated by a VA Doctor. If the Doctor believes the Veteran will benefit from our program, they will send us a referral to take that Veteran into our program. We will place a dog that fits our Veteran and meet with them three times a week. We do this until the Veteran feels good with the dog. They also know they have 24/7 support. We stay with them through every step; peer support, recovery, and training.

Suicide Prevention

Canine Good Citizenship

We view CGC as the vital and critical cornerstone for any Service Dog, and it is mandatory for any dog we train / provide.  We require each owner to sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge.  We believe that responsible dog ownership is a key part in CGC concept and by signing the pledge  the owner agrees to take care of their dog's health needs, safety, exercise, training, and quality of life.  Owners also agree to show responsibility by doing things such as cleaning up after their dogs in public places and never letting dogs infringe on the rights of others. After signing this pledge the owner is then willing to train and test for the Canine Good Citizenship certification.  The test includes:

  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger

  2. Sitting Politely for Petting

  3. Appearance & Grooming

  4. Out For a Walk (Walking on a Loose Lead)

  5. Walking Through a Crowd

  6. Sit & Down on Command, and Staying in Place

  7. Coming When Called

  8. Reaction to Another Dog

  9. Reaction to Distraction

  10. Supervised Separation

Out training programs progress in steps to accomplish the truest form of assistance and partnership from Service Dog to their Combat Veteran. 

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