FOR MILITARY VETERANS, SHELTER DOGS ARE A MEANS TO A FRIEND
Pairing wounded military veterans with shelter dogs isn’t easy, but it just might save the lives of both.
Matt Kleemann with his service dog, Charlie Brown.. Below is write up
What is a REAL service dog??? “Service Animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.”
Unfortunately the term Service Dog has been hijacked, both by people wanting to gain full public access with their pets, and by organizations providing dogs that have no functional skill-set to those with disabilities.
This has a huge negative impact on those who actually need assistance. Loopholes have allowed people to falsely label their pets as Service Dogs, and a lack of set skill-set standards let organizations get away with taking donations under the false pretense that their dogs are fully trained as Service Dogs, yet most lack an understanding of even basic obedience.
In this video you will see one of our Service Dogs “Charlie Brown” with his trainer Matt Kleemann, doing a number of functional tasks in a row with no rewards, no corrections, and no training equipment on the dog. Also no video cuts or edits in order to highlight what is actually possible with the right training. Enjoy!
Matt Kleeman with his dog, Charlie Brown
PLEASE HELP OUR CAUSE
We are asking for help in raising money to be able to give trained service dog to a veteran in need.
Would you be so kind in helping?
Thank you for your support.
The Service Dogs Helping Veterans With PTSD
My business partner and very dear friend, Gail Kleemann,…..her son, Matt Kleemann, was a Navy Diver, injured and now helps train along with his service dog, Charlie Brown. He is now working with Michael Lorraine of ACS Service Dogs. An amazing trainer that certainly can use our support!