The Malinois Foundation Dog Training Elite's Non-Profit
We are extremely proud to have created the Malinois Foundation, donating our time and passion to train service dogs for veterans. The Malinois Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to provide individuals suffering from PTSD, physical disabilities, and other special needs with a dog that can comfort and assist them.
It is our mission to provide service dog training to Veterans and Americans in need with both physical and/or mental impairments. We will work with the individuals and their families to train each service animal to meet their individual needs. Through our efforts, we aim to educate communities to the importance and effectiveness of service animals.
Service Dog for Veterans
Dog Training Elite is passionate and committed to helping our service members heal and progress through service dog work. We offer several veteran service dog training options. Call us today to learn about how service dogs can help improve the lives of veterans. Veterans who have physical disabilities benefit both emotionally and physically from a balance and mobility support dog. They can regain their freedom and independence, as well as receiving the emotional support that a service dog can provide. The bond that is created between veterans and their service dogs has enormous healing power and is becoming increasingly popular in the mental health and medical communities as one of the best options for recovery.
Dog Training Elite - Proud to Give Back
Providing Hope and Recovery to Veterans and Americans in Need through Canine Assistance.
A Malinois Foundation PTSD Service Dog Success Story
Josh, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, came to The Malinois Foundation in hopes of finding a canine companion who could help him reacclimate to civilian life after serving in Afghanistan and keep his post-trauma symptoms under control.
Over 1,000 miles away from his home town in Arizona, our San Antonio franchise had a one-year-old service dog fall into their laps. Gizmo, a German Shepherd, recently completed his service dog training with our Dog Training Elite franchise in San Antonio. After uniting Gizmo and Josh, we knew we'd made the right match. It was love at first sight.
Benefits Service Dogs provide Retired Veterans
Studies have shown that service dogs can be integral to the healing process, both mentally and physically, for veterans. Services dogs can soothe and comfort anxieties, panic attacks, and help draw their handlers out of their isolation.
Military and Retired Vet Service Dogs from Dog Training Elite will help:
- Increase activity and integration into society.
- Increase independence.
- Create a sense of safety.
- Provide 24/7 companionship and support.
- Ground in reality, redirect hypervigilance.
- Reduce the length and intensity of night terrors and flashbacks.