646 IT Nation Supports K9 for Warriors

8 giu 2024 · 12 min. 6 sec.
646 IT Nation Supports K9 for Warriors
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Tim, a combat veteran who has served four tours and spent over five years in war zones, discusses how K9 for Warriors has transformed his life by pairing him with...

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Tim, a combat veteran who has served four tours and spent over five years in war zones, discusses how K9 for Warriors has transformed his life by pairing him with his service dog, Coop. He explains that the organization takes veterans who have become introverted and pairs them with rescued shelter dogs trained to provide companionship and help them reintegrate into society. The application process involves getting a recommendation from a counselor or doctor, detailing how a service animal could benefit the veteran's specific needs. K9 for Warriors then carefully matches the veteran with a suitable dog based on their requirements. Tim highlights the unique story of Coop, who was previously paired with another veteran but had to be re-qualified before being matched with Tim. Tim emphasizes the extensive training the dogs undergo, including real-world exposure to different environments and situations. He describes the 21-day training camp where veterans are introduced to their service dogs and learn to work together. The transition from being alone to having a loyal companion has been life-changing for Tim, providing emotional support and reducing anxiety. Key Takeaways: 
  • K9 for Warriors rescues shelter dogs and trains them as service companions for veterans with PTSD, TBI, or MST.
  • The application process involves getting a doctor's recommendation and detailing specific needs.
  • Service dogs undergo extensive training, including real-world exposure and a 21-day training camp with veterans.
  • Service dogs provide companionship, emotional support, and help veterans reintegrate into society.
  • The transition from being alone to having a service dog has been life-changing for many veterans.
Links from the show:Website:  https://k9sforwarriors.org/ === Show InformationWebsite: https://www.itbusinesspodcast.com/Host: Marvin BeeUncle Marv’s Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3EiyKoZBecome a monthly supporter: https://www.patreon.com/join/itbusinesspodcast?One-Time Donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unclemarv=== Music: Song: Upbeat & Fun Sports Rock LogoAuthor: AlexanderRufireLicense Code: 7X9F52DNML - Date: January 1st, 2024
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