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Alexandra Tsiros' Fundraiser:

Warrior Canine Connection Birthday Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

Warrior Canine Connection pairs veterans with service dogs in training. For my birthday this year, I'd like to help raise some money for this cause. From the website:
Training a service dog for a fellow Veteran provides a valuable opportunity for a Warrior suffering from psychological injuries to reintegrate into civilian life. As part of his or her training, Warriors have the responsibility to teach the dogs that the world is a safe place. Through that process, they must convince themselves of the same.
Warrior trainers are taught to praise and provide treats to their dogs when they experience a startling event, such as hearing a car backfire. Rather than turning inward to focus on their past trauma, the trainers must get outside of their own heads to focus on the dogs and their mission to help another Veteran. Additionally, dogs offer opportunities for Warrior trainers – who often isolate themselves from society – to experience positive interactions with members of the community. Their training requires emotionally numb Warriors to demonstrative positive emotion in order to successfully teach their dogs.
Warriors participating in the program have reported that using these positive emotions to praise their dogs has significantly improved their family dynamics, as their children are able to experience and respond to this positive parenting strategy.

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To This Fundraiser

$130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alexandra Tsiros

    $20

  • Donna Tsiros

    $20

  • Kendra Kosko

    $20

  • Astral

    $20

  • Tanenholz Family

    $25

  • Terrie Bates

    $25

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26% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Terrie Bates

Terrie Bates

DONATION: $25

Alexandra - I don't think I know you, but saw the fundraiser you set up for Warrior Canine Connection for your birthday & thought it was an awesome idea. I am an active supporter of WCC and am making this donation as one of the year-end random donations on CrowdRise. If you follow dogs of WCC and aren't a member of the associated fun gourp of facebook supporters of WCC, you can join our here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WCC.EPW/ It's closed group, but just email and ask to be added, Love your birthday fundraiser idea! 3 years ago

Tanenholz Family

Tanenholz Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Astral

Astral

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Kendra Kosko

Kendra Kosko

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Donna Tsiros

Donna Tsiros

DONATION: $20

For my daughter's birthday gift 4 years ago

Alexandra Tsiros

Alexandra Tsiros

DONATION: $20

4 years ago