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A Day in the Life of our Virginia Team

Our Virginia team started working with Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) Service-Dogs-In-Training in 2015. Since we opened our Virginia facility in Ruther back then, over 30 dogs have gone through [...]

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5 Frequently Used Service Dog Commands

Our service dogs learn over 100 commands making them more than capable of serving the most demanding category of mobility impaired Warrior, a quadriplic-level patient. This provides the Military [...]

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Service dog versus Emotional Support Dog

At Paws for Purple Hearts we work every day with dogs to dramatically improve the lives of America’s injured Warriors. Our dogs are very special.

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PPH Dogs Remain Cool, Calm and Collected Around Cats

Puppies aren’t the only small four-legged friends we have at PPH. Did you know that several of our training centers actually have cats (and in some cases, guinea pigs)? Can you guess why?

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How to Interact with a Service Dog in Public

Few things bring more instant joy than interacting with a dog or puppy you just became acquainted with. With the pandemic causing a spike in dog ownership and many using the daily cadence of dog [...]

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The Heart of Paws for Purple Hearts

Program instructors are the heart of our organization. They are the ones who train our dogs. They a whole lot of soul into training each top-notch assistance dog and providing Canine-Assisted [...]

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Fall into Fall Field Trips

As top-tier Service Dogs, our dogs must learn how to perform commands in public despite distractions that can take the form of noises, sights, tactile stimuli or smells. That’s a lot for a puppy [...]

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What is a Facility Dog?

Impacting hundreds of people daily, Paws for Purple Hearts’ Facility Dog program aims to spread love and joy throughout a health/human services care facility serving our nation’s brave injured [...]

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From Puppy to Hero

Paws for Purple Hearts has high performance standards for service dogs. They cannot be fearful, insecure, or uncomfortable around people, other dogs, unusual objects or noises. This is why we [...]

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Service Dogs In Training Out on the Town

In San Diego, we take them out on exciting field trips to practice their impressive service dog training. The goal is to get them used to strange places, objects and noises throughout their [...]

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