Top Tier K9's Disabled Veteran and First Responder Programs
Top Tier K9 runs the "Build a Battle Buddy" the "Buy a Battle Buddy" and the "Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans (ESDogs)" programs and partners with Forgotten Coast K9 (www.forgottencoastk9.org) a 501 C(3) charity to provide the services required to train a disabled veteran/first responder how to train his own service dog (build a battle buddy), how to handle a service dog provided to the veteran or first responder (buy a battle buddy) or the Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans program that provides emotion support dogs to veterans who may not need a full blown service dog (ESDogs). These programs includes a charitable element that pays for most of the costs associated with tuition, the dogs, and the finishing programs. Selected disabled veterans and first responders must contribute to there own training. Top Tier K9 provides a $1 for $1 match to the charity through reductions in tuition and associated fees.
Veterans must apply through Forgotten Coast K9 (www.ForgottenCoastK9.org) and must provide a portion of the overall costs of the program (not to exceed 25%) through local fund raising, family contributions, or simply out of pocket. Our research and experience has proven that simply giving a service dog to someone is the wrong approach and seldom works. We developed this program to help ensure the veteran receives an education, trains his own service dog, and can replicate that training in the future to train his next service dog. (Learning to start and run his own dog training business is phase 2 and is optional in this program)
We are aligning the proper businesses for effective contributions and sponsorships of this program. Donations can be made to acquire the working line puppies, outfit the puppies with leashes, collars, climbs, veterinary care, crates, treats, toys, food etc..., and the tuition necessary to complete all the training required and proven to be the right formula and approach for training service dogs.
This is the chance of a lifetime for our disabled veterans who are interested in this skillset. To donate to this program or find out the next program offering please visit www.ForgottenCoastK9.com