Young Diggers Dog Squad – Australia – www.youngdiggers.com.au/dogs
The Dog Squad Program, an initiative of Young Diggers Australia is a new Service & Assistance Dog Training course for serving and ex personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental and physical illnesses to enable them to train their own Service Dog.
The program will get under way early in 2012 run by Service Dog Training.
Service Dog Training is the pro-bono arm of K9Coach Pty Ltd, a well established behavioural dog training company. Founder Hans van Heesbeen uses TEAMWORK®framework from TOP DOG USA, a charity which has used this methodology successfully over the past 23 years in the USA. Service Dog Training’s joint venture with Young Diggers will see a program tailored to the specific needs of serving and ex military personnel.
The Dog Squad Program is designed to allow Young Digger handlers in the program to assist each other whilst working with their dog training, playing and bonding whilst benefitting from the help of a colleague with the same goal.
This program is free for ‘Service Members’ of Young Diggers!