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Educational Programs

Dogs 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.

Volunteers attend the seminar to learn and assist in training service dogs for others.

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

Puppy Raising & Foster Dog 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.

This program includes instruction in:
  • Puppy/Dog Socialization

  • Puppy/Dog Health Care

  • Basic Obedience Overview

  • Introduction to Dog First Aid

  • Dog Bathing Handing and Handing

Get in touch with us today if you're interested in either the Veterans Training Veterans program or the Puppy Raising & Foster Dog program.