We all know the amazing service that military and police dogs give to help us through the work that they do. However, for the dogs that are retired, their lives can get a little uncertain once their jobs are over. Most of the time, their handlers are the ones who adopt them once the dogs retire, but the ones that aren’t taken in are likely to get euthanized.
Thanks to people like Mike Ritland from the Warrior Dog Foundation, the euthanizing of retired army and police dogs don’t have to happen anymore. This non-profit organization takes the dogs in and cares for them until they can find their forever homes. The people in the foundation also help these dogs to adapt back into being regular dogs again. The foundation aims to eliminate the need to euthanize retired military dogs altogether and find regular homes for them to live the rest of their days in relaxation and love.
A rehab for dogs
It takes most of a dog’s life to be fully trained to be ready for combat. Whether it is for them to become police dogs or deployed with the military. These types of training do not usually help the dogs blend in with an average household once they are retired. Warrior Dog Foundation helps these dogs by retraining them to become ordinary dogs again. They help the pooches go back to a more relaxed demeanor than they had when they were working.
Some of these dogs get anxiety because of the nature of their work. The trainers at the Warrior Dog Foundation also help ease that for the doggies. They strive to untrain most of the attack instincts that the dogs have and train them to just fetch for the fun of it. Because of the help that they have done for these dogs, they are now able to live happy, normal lives as pets.
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