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No Veteran Left behind ,About 2.7 million dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That's about one every 11 seconds. Veterans now commit suicide at the rate of 1 every 59 minutes. Veterans who are in need of a service dog reach over 1.5 million. With the No Veteran Left behind Program, We train dogs from shelters in house for veterans who are severely injured and are unable participate in the training of the service dog themselves. Veterans who are physically able to help train their own service dog are teamed up with a local member of Law Enforcement, the military, active military or reserves throughout the U.S. Most are dog trainers and handlers and have many years experience. They are there for our veteran from start to finish. They help to evaluate and select a dog from the shelter and agree to spend time with the veteran each week to see how the team is coming along. The trainers already know how teach basic obedience . We teach the volunteers, and the veterans how to train the dog to perform the tasks needed to be a service dog. Such as how to alert to take medicine on time, blocking someone from approaching too fast, and removing our veterans from stressful situations. All we ask our veterans in return for this service is once that their dog has completed all of their training & tests, They must be willing if able to help volunteer in training more service dogs for other veterans. This usually results in groups of local veterans who meet up at least once a week at a local park who help each-other in training their service dogs.And this is where the real medicine kicks in its veterans helping veterans. Their for No Veteran left behind. Dogs for Vets is contacting active military members and Law Enforcement daily who have a great deal of experience with the dog’s and a common bond with our veterans. This also make it easier for the transition in training dogs for P.T.S.D. At this growth rate we hope to have trainers at every military base and in every city throughout the country within 3-5 years. This will completely eliminate the cost & waiting list for our veterans who are in need of a service dog and also greatly help with the shelters overpopulation problem.
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