The ongoing challenges faced by service dog handlers and how we can support them

by | Apr 17, 2024 | First Responders, Veteran | 0 comments

We need Retired First Responders with a Veteran Background to join our volunteer team.  Why and how is it that we are so specific?  Remember in my article and video, Click to watch Specific is Terrific?  

Well, if you are this person we know we very well can have a symbiotic team-volunteer relationship.  Are you that person?  Are you retired First Responder with a Veteran background looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community? If so, we would love to have you be part of our volunteer Handler Training Program in the Sarasota, Florida area. At Canines For Heroes, we believe that your background, expertise, and maturity can make a significant impact on our program and the recipients we serve. Our coordinated Handler training has been instrumental in the long-term success of our service dog recipients, and we are always looking for dedicated individuals like you to join our team.

Why so specific?  We have grown this program with professional training and hands-on experience through thick and thin since 2016.  As a retired First Responder with a Veteran background, you bring a unique set of skills and experiences to the table that can greatly benefit our program. Your understanding of crisis situations, ability to remain calm under pressure, and strong leadership qualities are all valuable assets when working with our highly trained service dogs. By participating in our volunteer Handler Training Program, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise to help shape the next generation of service dog handlers and make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

Our Canines For Heroes program relies on the dedication and commitment of volunteers like you to ensure the success of our service dogs and recipients. As a volunteer handler trainer, you will work closely with our team of experienced professionals to provide guidance, support, and mentorship to new handlers as they navigate their training journey. Your role will be crucial in helping these individuals develop strong bonds with their canine partners and build the skills necessary for successful service dog handling.

In addition to making a difference in the lives of others, volunteering as a handler trainer can also be personally rewarding for you. Working with these amazing animals and witnessing firsthand the profound impact they have on people’s lives can be incredibly fulfilling. The bond that forms between handler and dog is truly special, and being able to play a role in nurturing that relationship is an experience like no other.

If you are a retired First Responder with a Veteran background who is passionate about giving back to your community and making a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to join our volunteer Handler Training Program at Canines For Heroes. Your background, expertise, and maturity are invaluable assets that can greatly benefit our program and help us continue providing life-changing service dogs to those in need. Together, we can make a lasting impact on individuals’ lives while also forming meaningful connections with these incredible animals. Join us today and become part of something truly special!