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    "SAVING ONE PERSON, ONE RESCUE AT A TIME."

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    OUR SERVICES

    All of the dogs that we supply as Service Dogs and the dogs that will have Service Dog training, along with Therapy Dogs and Emotional support dogs, go through a strict evaluation process and are pulled from rescues and shelters to be trained to help people in need at a reasonable price. If you would like a Service Dog, Therapy Dog, or Emotional Support Dog, see our services below in those categories to learn more. If you want your dog to go through service dog training, therapy dog training, or emotional support dog training, look at our DIY packages where we train you and teach your dog to perform the tasks needed for your specific disability.

     

    Veteran K9 is a national organization that will travel to provide you with whatever type of dog or training you are in need of. Right now, our trainers travel from Memphis, TN to Mississippi, Arizona, New York, Indiana, etc. 

    **There will be no refunds on payments or donations made for services**

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    Service Dogs

    A Service Dog helps a person with a disability lead a more independent life. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog is “a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.”

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    Therapy Dogs

    Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people. Therapy dogs are not service dogs.

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    Emotional Support Dogs

    An emotional support dog is a type of dog that provides comfort to help relieve a symptom or effect of a person's disability. They may be trained for a specific owner, but they are NOT trained for specific tasks or duties to aid a person with a disability, and this is the main difference between ESAs and service dogs.

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    Back to the Basics

    Part of being a good pack leader for your dog means using proper corrections, proper praise, both at the proper time. Having structure and constructive routine will help reduce unwanted behavior.

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    Rehab Training

    Helping you fix dangerous and stressful behaviors in your dog such as aggression and guarding. Also for dogs with specific fears that need desensitization. Resource guarding is when a dog reacts when they perceive a threat to a valuable resource in their possession. Likewise, it’s important for both you and your family to understand the often subtle signs of fear, anxiety, and stress that your dog is expressing.

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    Warrior Mindset 101 Course

    At Veteran K9 Warrior Mindset 101 Course you'll learn how to use tools you already have to defend yourself and your family. Here we will teach you realistic ways to defend against intruders in homes, being held up. etc. This 7 class course is a great program for single moms or new gun owners.

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    We’d love to talk to you on the phone to discuss in more detail how we can help you!

    Military Discount!

    We give military discounts! Our military discount is $1000 off the total price of your Service, Therapy, or Emotional Support Dog. We also give all our veteran clients a lifetime 22% discount code to our online store (Every dollar from the code goes to other vets in need). We do apply that discount to immediate dependents and family members of the Veteran as well such as children, wife, and mother/father/brother/sister of vet.

    To receive military discount, one of the following must be provided:

    Proof of Service

    • DD-214
    • Military ID (either active or Veteran ID

    Proof of Relationship

    • Birth Certificate
    • Proof of marriage (marriage certificate
    • If active, then dependent ID

    OR

    • Relationship voucher form signed by veteran

    ABOUT US

    Veteran K9

    Veteran owned and operated, Veteran K9’s mission is to rescue dogs to rescue people. All of the dogs that we supply and train go through a strict evaluation process and are pulled from rescues and shelters to be trained to help people in need at a reasonable price. While we are based in Memphis, we will travel! Location is not a concern when it comes to helping those in need. We have trained many dogs who now serve in many locations inside the continental U.S. such as New York, Indiana, and Massachusetts.

    Social Responsability

    Veteran K9 supports Be.A.S.T. Ministries Inc. closely and does whatever we can to help foster kids aging out of the system.

    Mission Statement

    "SAVING ONE PERSON, ONE RESCUE AT TIME."

    Our mission and our goal is to help as many people as we can with the needs that they have. We are a company strictly for the regular, every day working person. This is why it is so important to us that we can offer service dog training as well as therapy and emotional support dog training at a great price. We hope that we can help you!

    Value Added Services

    Veteran K9, as many clients attest to, approaches dog training from all sides. What we mean by that, is training is not simply about correcting a dog's negative behavior; we teach the owners the psychology behind that behavior so that the owner is empowered to handle every new situation that comes from a relationship with their four-legged friend. Thus, giving owners more value in our services. Our goal is that, after your experience with us, you will never need a trainer again with your new experience.

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    VETERAN

    Veteran owned & operated - We operate to help Veterans & all people around the nation live a more normal life through these service dogs.

    HIGH QUALITY

    We care about the relationship between owner and dog and how you interact with each other with or without a trainer.

    PASSIONATE

    Dogs are extremely special to us and we are passionate about creating an environment where your pack can thrive.

    CERTIFIED

    Although trainers do not need to be certified, we require our trainers to be certified to keep ourselves at high standards.

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      Katie Breyer
      Katie Breyer
      2021-08-04
      Verified
      Josh with VK9 has really helped us learn dog psychology in order to learn how to control our dog. I like that he did not start training reward-based and explained that our dog’s behaviors are a product of what we as owners are doing, and helped us correct this. For reference, our precious doggy, Gideon, is a 100-lb American Bulldog rescue who is very aggressive toward men he doesn’t know and even kn situations he is unsure of. Also, Josh always met us where it was convenient for us. I can now say that while Gideon will always be protective over his family, he is overall calmer and we can control a situation before it gets bad. He is so much less reactive to strangers than he used to be. He has come a long way and the value of what you get with Veteran K9 is totally worth the money…I highly recommend this trainer.
      Marilyn Bloss Koester
      Marilyn Bloss Koester
      2021-07-07
      Verified
      Josh has gone above and beyond to help us with our two dogs. He is responsive and proactive, and has great insights into canine behavior. We have learned so much! Highly recommend.
      J Bryant
      J Bryant
      2021-05-21
      Verified
      Tim Brosnan
      Tim Brosnan
      2021-05-16
      Verified
      Ok let me first start of by saying, your dog is not the only one that gets trained. Josh is amazing with dogs and their owners. He is patient, very knowledgeable, but most of all he knows not every dog is the same. He has different ways to train your dog. Trust me his ways work. My dog Tank at first was untrainable but today he is has just a few more test to be ceritfied as my service dog. If you dog is not nice with others check into the PackWalk offered on the VeteranK9 wesite. Its a great time and great training for you and your dig. Thank you Josh
      Lauren Sides
      Lauren Sides
      2021-04-08
      Verified
      Josh is incredibly professional and knowledgeable when it comes to training dogs (and humans). We added a rescue to our family and he taught us how to make the transition comfortable for her and how to build her confidence. In addition, he taught us how to help the rescue and our existing dog become a pack. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND!
      Sonja McGittigan
      Sonja McGittigan
      2020-11-16
      Verified
      can’t say enough great things about Josh. he is so patient and willing to train us as he teaches our pup! we’re anxious to continue learning.
      Lindsey Pagni
      Lindsey Pagni
      2020-11-16
      Verified
      With just ONE Veteran K9 session, we saw groundbreaking progress with our timid foster dog. Services were professional, in depth, and effective. We learned almost as much as our dog did!
      bob23456 bob
      bob23456 bob
      2020-11-13
      Verified
      Did 1 session with Josh and have 5 more. The guy was courteous, professional and showed a genuine interest in dogs! I train people. I teach dogs. That’s his way of approaching the relationship between humans and dogs. Look forward to the rest of the sessions!!! Thank you sir.
      Sam Taras
      Sam Taras
      2020-11-01
      Verified
      Professional , helpful and knowledgeable. Very patient with our dog and family. Highly recommend !
      Ranise Coppens
      Ranise Coppens
      2020-10-28
      Verified
      I run a foster based rescue in Memphis and met Josh a few months back. I take our training very seriously and will only work with positive reinforcement trainers. I asked Josh probably 100 questions and he answered every single on to put me at ease. I have also had him meet with my volunteers, and a few dogs to get a feel of what he does. Everyone was incredibly impressed and we have already noticed a change in the dogs after a few sessions. Josh not only worked with the dogs, but also the fosters-so that they will continue to be better fosters for future dogs. I cannot recommend Josh enough. He is also very quick to respond to calls and texts. I also really appreciated him following up with fosters after the training to see how it was going. Memphis is lucky to have this guy helping dogs and people become better.

      We Love Rescues

      Although we love all dogs and want to help owners and dogs become the pack they want to be, rescues have a special place in our hearts. Rescues are fully capable of learning and adopting a job, in fact, they thrive at having a purpose. This is why we ONLY use rescues as our dogs. These dogs are excited to have a pack that they can contribute to and they typically work to please their people after they realize they are going to a good home. If you would like more information about how to start the process, contact us today!

      OUR STATS

      180
      CUSTOMERS
      25
      SERVICE DOGS
      10
      THERAPY DOGS
      22
      ESA'S

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