Dog’s For Life offers a number of educational & volunteer training programs where individuals can learn how to be anything from a Service Dog Trainer to a Service Puppy Foster Family. These classes are vital to educating our volunteers, allowing us to provide more service dogs to the many Veterans in need.
Veterans Training Veterans Workshop
The VTV program is a 6-week seminar on our service dog training program.
Volunteer Veterans attend the seminar to learn and assist in training service dogs for other veterans.
Our program includes instruction in:
Basic dog obedience & behavior
Service & hearing dog tasks
Public access laws
Dog temperament evaluation
Continuing education in service dog training and foster care
Here's a sample of what you can expect from the Veterans Training Veterans Workshop. You can download the full class videos below
Foster Dog / Puppy Program
This 2-part program allows volunteers or clients to foster a service dog or puppy in training. Volunteer families or individuals learn how to introduce a puppy or dog to a new environment and how to safely socialize dogs while teaching basic manners in a home. Participants must be available to bring their foster puppy or dog to weekly training for 3 months, 6 months and potentially up to 1 year.
Topics addressed include:
Puppy/Dog Health Care
Basic Obedience Overview
Introduction to Dog First Aid
Dog Bathing Handing and Handing
Here's a sample of what you can expect from the Foster Dog & Puppy Program. You can download the full class videos below