Our Extended Paws for Purple Hearts Family

 In General, Service Dog Training, Service Dogs

Puppies in training at Paws for Purple Hearts spend their weekends with volunteer puppy families. Our puppy families are vital to the upbringing of our pups because they provide the extra training, exposure, and love that our pups in training need to become future service dogs!

Puppy parents expose our puppies to things that they would not ordinarily see at a trainer’s home, facility, or in usual public outings. Puppy parents are readily available throughout the nights and weekends to introduce our puppies to new people of all ages and races, and help us mold our puppies into becoming the best service dogs they can be! They attend weekly meetings and submit behavior reports to make sure our pups are on track with their training. Puppy parents work as a team with our San Antonio trainers to help shape our puppies into wonderful adult service dogs. We consider our puppy parents to be our extended family!

Puppy Parents Field Trip

Puppy parents take a field trip with our Program Instructors weekly
Puppy parents take a field trip with our Program Instructors weekly
Puppy parents take a field trip with our Program Instructors weekly learning different skills that are very important for when they become fully trained service dogs!
Puppy parents take a field trip with our Program Instructors weekly learning different skills that are very important for when they become fully trained service dogs!

Joy S. has been a puppy parent for our service pup in training, Noah, for over six months and Wilma V. have been puppy parents for almost two months with our pup in training, Schatzie, for a little over a month. These two women have been outstanding in the efforts that they make to help shape Noah and Shatzie into well behaved pups in training!

Noah takes a break from training to visit with his puppy parent, Joy S.
Noah takes a break from training to visit with his puppy parent, Joy S.
Photographer: Lindsey V
Joy S. and Noah take a break from trainingJoy S. and Noah take a break from training

Extended Family

Their hard work pays off when the pups attend Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy groups. Our puppies come into our therapy sessions fearless and ready to rock and roll! This allows our warriors to connect with the pups and help prepare them to become service dogs for fellow wounded warriors.

With the help our our extended family network of Puppy Parents, our Warriors participating in our Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy groups, Paws for Purple hearts is able to place service dogs with our wounded warriors, facility dogs, and specialist therapy dogs all over the country.

 

To become a puppy parent for Paws for Purple Hearts, please visit our Volunteer page to get started!

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