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Why, PSD? Answers to the 4 Most Common Questions Asked of PSD

As service dogs become more common, people naturally have a lot of questions about the many differences between organizations. Some groups use rescue dogs, some help people self-train, others work with one dog at a time-no service dog program is identical and there is no “right way” to train a service dog, but we do…

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PSD’s Service Dog Summer School!

This summer, Patriot Service Dogs is offering a brand-new volunteer opportunity! We are excited to introduce “Service Dog Summer School!” Don’t worry-it’s going to be a lot more fun than real summer school. What is summer school for service dogs? Our organization is lucky to have five promising puppies training in our WOOF Prison Program…

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Running With the Rotties: The PSD Rottie Team

As many of you know, Patriot Service Dogs introduced our first Rottweiler to the program in late 2021 when we welcomed Rosie (sponsored by the Jacaranda Island Neighborhood). Almost exactly a year later, Rosie was joined by her little sister-same parents, different litters-Dolley (sponsored by Douglas Brodbeck). Our two Rottie girls have been a pleasure…

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Introducing Bailey and Mattie!

The Class of 2024 is already looking strong with our “New Triplets” (Millie, Dolley, and Bear), but now we’ve added another sibling pair to the team–Bailey and Mattie! These two black labs are brother and sister and come to us from the same breeder who we got Patton (Class of 2023) from. So far, Bailey…

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The Class of 2022 Graduation!

Patriot Service Dogs celebrated the graduation of our 2022 class last weekend! It was a wonderful evening to end an intense and great week of advanced training with our four new veteran/service dog teams. While the ceremony was sold out, we know that there were many more people who would have liked to attend. So,…

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Meet the New Triplets!

On February 25th, Patriot Service Dogs will send off a trio of golden retrievers our team has come to know as The Triplets–Norman, Auggie, and Captain (they will be joined by their younger pal, Cutter as well). In truth, two of the three boys are biological brothers, and one was born to a different mother,…

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PSD’s Top 10 of 2021

As we head into a new year, Patriot Service Dogs is looking back at all that we accomplished in 2021! With such a full year, it was hard to narrow this list down to 10 milestones. As you read through these, know that it takes a village to train a service dog and match them…

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PSD’s First Subscriber Q&A

You asked and we answered! Last month, we asked subscribers to the Patriot Service Dogs digital newsletter (if you’re not a subscriber, add your name and email here to receive the latest PSD updates) to submit their questions about training service dogs, PSD, matching dogs and veterans, and anything else relevant to our community. We…

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Tank Triumphant: The Graduation Celebration!

As Patriot Service Dogs CEO, Julie Sanderson, said at the beginning of Tank’s graduation ceremony, “We’ve been training service dogs since 2009 and have placed close to fifty dogs in that time. We’ve been partnered with Department of Corrections since 2011 and have worked with countless inmate-trainers since then. But in all that time, there…

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Real Vests, Fake Service Dogs: How Pet Dogs in Vests Impact Trained Veteran/Service Dog Teams

You’ve probably seen it, a dog barking in a restaurant or dragging their owner down the hallway of a hotel or even lunging at other dogs; they have a vest, maybe one that looks just like a PSD vest, but they don’t have the training to go with that responsibility. Once you’ve met a fully…