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Linda Krutsinger
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Willing Partners Canine Education, Inc.
Willing Partners Canine Education, Inc.
   Willing Partners Canine Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of service dogs. We work closely with physicians, nurses, counselors and other caregivers to develop a training program that will allow the veteran to recover mentally, physically and emotionally from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, physical limitations and depression.

   It is also the only program that allows the veteran to use their own dog if that dog qualifies to support the veterans. Veterans who do not already own a dog will be given one that has the proper temperament from a local animal shelter. In some cases private breeders will donate a puppy to be used as a service dog.

   Willing Partners does not turn down any dog because of breed. Our philosophy is that if the dog can do the job then size does not matter. Willing Partners is one of the few organizations that has Great Danes as well as miniature poodles in their program. It is all based on what that individual person needs.

   In addition to the veterans program, individuals from the community also take advantage of the unique training at Willing Partners to train their own service dogs. A large portion of the funding used to support the veterans; who train at no cost, comes from the non-military individuals who train at Willing Partners and to the Willing Partners Therapy Dog Team fundraisers.

   No veteran is ever turned down due to lack of funding. We also do not require veterans to collect donations to train at Willing Partners.
The Willing Partners Canine Education Crew, 2014
Keeping Your Pet Save During Holidays
With all the hustle and bustle going on during the holidays it's easy to forget that not all of our four-legged friends enjoy all the hectic comings and goings of friends, family and invited guests.

If your friend gets stressed out let them relax in a bedroom with a favorite chew toy or treat, their bed and a fan or even a TV to help block out the sound.
Safety Tips:
Do not share turkey bones or rich foods. They can upset their tummy and cause digestion upset that you do not want to deal with. (In case they do manage to grab something have Pepto tablets or liquid and Imodium on hand.)

Keep in mind that some holiday plants and flowers toxic and should be placed well out of reach for dogs and cats.

To prevent your pet from snatching a snack out of the full trash can be sure to empty it frequently.

Just because its a holiday doesn't mean your friend doesn't still need his walk. Keeping to your dog's exercise schedule will not only help him work off excess energy its a great stress buster for you too. So get out and enjoy!