We Need $2,500
To Match A Dog To A Deserving Veteran at no cost to the Veteran
Training for 1 TADSAW SERVICE DOG TEAM Includes Training, tools and equipment, such as service dog jacket, patches, kennel, grooming veterinary medical care and more, necessary
to become a certified Service Dog Team.
Train A Dog Save A Warrior
The program lasts from 15-20 weeks
to train the warrior and dog team.
The first phase is focused on the skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizenship course, which is the benchmark standard in obedience for therapy dog work.
During the second phase, time is spent socializing the team in dog friendly public places. When the trainer is confident the team is progressing sufficiently with the in-training Public Access work, in areas where only Service Dogs are allowed, begins.
The team will graduate and become accredited by TADSAW when the Public Access Temmperament Test is given and the team passes.
Every single day, 22 veterans take their
own lives. That’s 22 suicides a day, a suicide every
65 minutes. As shocking as that number is, the real
number may actually be higher.
Once trained, these TADSAW SERVICE DOGS have the ability to
decrease isolation of the veteran, decrease the needs for many
medications, decrease anxiety and panic attacks when in
crowded public places, awaken them from nightmares and
flashbacks, ‘have their backs’ when necessary, to
name but a few.