These Dogs Are Trained To Help War Veterans Recover
It is already proven that owning a dog can have numerous benefits to your health, your social skills, and even your love life. And while dogs are certainly great friends and wonderful members of human families, they can be much more than that, according to Maryland’s “Warrior Canine Connection.”
The WCC is an organization that works to help wounded war veterans reestablish a healthy connection with their families and their community and they do all of this with the assistance of trained service dogs. In the four years of its existence, this organization has established a Mission-Based Trauma Recovery model in which dogs are trained to help wounded veterans. The dogs receive training for the first 24 to 30 months of their life and are taught to help their service members with mobility assistance, give emotional support and offer trauma therapy.
The 2015 WCC class featured 14 trainees, all of which graduated as service and therapy dogs and were quickly assigned to their veteran owners.