Service and Therapy Dogs


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Wars end, but K2’s commitment to serving the men and woman of the United States military, many of whom are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is ongoing.  K2-trained canines have served our military with distinction, clearing IEDs that saved the lives of countless servicemen and women while providing them much needed comfort and companionship while they were so far from family, friends and home.

In an effort to help improve the lives of our Veterans, K2 has partnered with multiple non-profit organizations including the Armed Forces Foundation and Hearts for Heroes.

Hearts for Heroes (H4H) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans re-acclimate to life after deployment.

The Armed Forces Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families, and veterans, to determine how service and therapy dogs can help mitigate the debilitating effects of PTSD. Leveraging AFF’s veteran advocacy programs and K2’s ability to apply canine capabilities to address the varied manifestations of PTSD, will lead to improved methodologies to help veterans with PTSD.

K2 Canines Helping Veterans with PTSD

Service Dogs
  • Environmental Stability (well socialized and comfortable in any environment)
  • Responsive obedience (sit, here, down, walk on a loose leash)
  • House broken (clean indoors and potty-trained to use the bathroom outdoors and on command)
  • Each Service Dog is Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) titled
  • Retrieving tasks (pick up keys, pill bottles, water bottles, etc.)
  • Open doors, refrigerator, cabinets, etc. by tugging on a rope
  • Blocking (Dog stands in front of or behind you to create space between you and other people)
  • Conduct Sweeps
  • Impulse Control (Can be trusted to leave food and other off-limits things alone)
Emotional Support Dogs
  • Responsive obedience (sit, here, down, walk on a loose leash)
  • Environmental Stability (well socialized and comfortable in any environment)
  • House broke (clean indoors and potty-trained to use the bathroom outdoors and on command)
  • Each Emotional Support Dog is Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) titled
  • Trained to a level that makes Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine Certifications easily obtainable.
  • Impulse Control (Can be trusted to leave food and other off-limits things alone)
  • Shelter Dogs
  • Obedience trained companion dogs
  • House broke (clean indoors and potty trained to use the bathroom outdoors)