Forward Flag partners with Assistance Dogs of the West and hosts the Warrior Canine Connection (TM) program where veterans learn to train service dogs for other veterans and local agencies serving veterans. Dog training allows veterans to teach dogs to work in public environments while also allowing the veteran to safely reintegrate and train themselves to be able to rejoin the public sector.
Nothing short of a miracle happens while the work is done. Both the veteran and the canine are forever transformed. Through the training, the veterans are emotionally healed and connection to their loved ones and their communities is strengthened.
My mission is to train this dog for my fellow recovering warrior, I will not accept defeat.
Assistance Dogs of the West is a 501(C)3 based in Santa Fe, NM.
Veterans are encouraged to join the W.C.C. team every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon to help train the future service dogs of ADW