HOW IT WORKS
We have point-to-point training where top-notch, award-winning dog trainers, like Diane Coles, teach the dogs that the world is a safe place. Through that process, the dogs provide the same for their new partners: Public Safety Personnel and Veterans with PTSD.
Through Train-the-Trainer Training, the service dog that has been paired with our recipient is given weekly opportunity's to step out and be part of the larger collaboration of Profession Award Winning Trainers and Competition Handlers. Closely monitored and by invitation only -- Diane has a special skill set as a retired Police Chief of Richland, MI. Her personal detection dog, GENNY & RUBY, just finished a career winning top awards in obedience and agility. Diane has personal success in rehabilitating dogs and helping veterans. She also has a large network of contacts in the canine training and executive command arenas.
From the very beginning our T2T equipts the recipient and their family the first elements of ALERT for their puppy -- praise and provide nutrition to their dogs when they experience a "dramatized startling PTSD event". Rather than turning inward to focus on their past trauma, the collaboration allows for the recipients to get outside of their own heads to focus on the dogs and their personal mission. We always support integration into public based on the prescribed clinical analysis supports. Additionally, our highly trained and tactically stable dogs offer opportunities our recipients – who might often isolate themselves from society – to experience positive interactions with members of the community.