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Dogs Helping Veterans

Dogs Helping Veterans Dogs Helping Veterans is a free program provided by Bergin University of Canine Studies geared towar

Hi folks,We are getting ready to bring this program back to life after having been mostly non operational since the init...
11/18/2021

Hi folks,

We are getting ready to bring this program back to life after having been mostly non operational since the initial covid lockdown.

We offer free dog training classes for military veterans and their family members. Come help us train our dogs or bring your own!

Contact staff Bergin University of Canine Studies for more information.

Classes will be held on the Bergin University campus in Penngrove, CA.

Hi folks, The dogs Helping Veterans program offers free dog training classes for veterans and their family members. Clas...
12/11/2018

Hi folks, The dogs Helping Veterans program offers free dog training classes for veterans and their family members. Classes take place at the veterans memorial building in Santa Rosa California every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30pm.

These classes run all year long but the next official starting date is January 7. If you are a veteran or know a veteran that wants to come hang out with their dog and our instructors feel free to contact us any time.

This program is sponsored by Bergin College for Canine Studies.

- Steve Moore
- [email protected]

Here is more information on the Stand Up for Bergin Event, which was organized by two or our former Dogs Helping Veteran...
09/03/2018

Here is more information on the Stand Up for Bergin Event, which was organized by two or our former Dogs Helping Veterans students at Bergin College of Canine Studies. The entry fee is waived for Veterans and First Responders! Hope to see you there later this month!

We have such a fun event coming up, put together by some of our Associate graduates, hosted by Petaluma Stand Up Paddle! Lessons for dogs and their people will be given in advance of the race. All proceeds will benefit our training programs here at Bergin. Hope to see you there!

06/11/2018

Hi everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know the free dog training classes for veterans is an ongoing program. We meet every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the veterans memorial building in Santa Rosa.

- Steve Moore

05/07/2018
Bergin College of Canine Studies

Congratulations to the graduating service and facility dog teams and Bergin University of Canine Studies students! We are especially proud of the students who participated in the extracurricular class Dogs Helping Veterans and choose to used their free time to give back to local veterans!

Yesterday we watched our AS, BS, and MS students graduate along side our 4 Service Dog teams. Here is a video put together by AS student Emily Jolliff that beautifully captured the highlights of client training and the graduates time at Bergin University. We are so proud of each and everyone of them.

It was siblings day at our last Pups & Pizza for the semester at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veterans Affairs office! ...
04/03/2018

It was siblings day at our last Pups & Pizza for the semester at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veterans Affairs office! Uma, Uri and Uibel shared their sibling love with staff and students.

The dogs also made a special visit to the admissions office where they received a lot of attention!

Yesterday was our last visit for the semester to the North Bay Veterans Resource Center with therapy dogs. Emily, Courtn...
03/30/2018

Yesterday was our last visit for the semester to the North Bay Veterans Resource Center with therapy dogs. Emily, Courtney, and siblings Uma and Urijah did a great job sharing the love.

We are wrapping up our semester but we still have two weeks of visits and pet dog classes left!

DHV students had a busy week!  On Monday and Tuesday morning, three students and a Bergin University of Canine Studies s...
03/22/2018

DHV students had a busy week! On Monday and Tuesday morning, three students and a Bergin University of Canine Studies staff member took dogs to the VA Clinic Santa Rosa to provide comfort to staff and patients before and after the memorial service for the in Yountville. We were honored to be asked to assist.

Students and dogs provide comfort at the North Bay Vet Center every other Thursday!  Thor and his handler Angela took th...
03/16/2018

Students and dogs provide comfort at the North Bay Vet Center every other Thursday! Thor and his handler Angela took the opportunity to practice ignoring the donuts on the table while Uri and his handler Song Mei practiced “stay”.

On Monday, students will bring therapy dogs to the Santa Rosa VA clinic to comfort those who are grieving the loss of in Yountville.

Thor visited the Open house at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veteran Affairs Office yesterday!  We love partnering with ...
03/09/2018

Thor visited the Open house at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veteran Affairs Office yesterday! We love partnering with them to bring stress relief to staff and students! We will be there on Monday for Pups & Pizza 4-5 pm. 🐶🍕

After a week off for the President's Day holiday, the students will be back on Monday to teach pet dog obedience class a...
02/24/2018

After a week off for the President's Day holiday, the students will be back on Monday to teach pet dog obedience class at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building!

02/07/2018
Uma and Nancy practicing a cell phone retrieval

DHV student Nancy and her service-dog-in-training Uma practice retrieving a cell phone in the Santa Rosa Junior College Veteran Affairs Office while waiting for Veterans to come by and say hi.

02/07/2018
Micayla and Stanton practicing retrieving coins

It was a slow day at Pups & Pizza yesterday so the students took time to practice service dog tasks with their dogs in the Santa Rosa Junior College Veteran Affairs Office. Micayla and Stanton are working on a very refined skill - retrieving coins.

Monday's pet dog training class at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building was packed with Veteran students and dogs!
02/02/2018

Monday's pet dog training class at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building was packed with Veteran students and dogs!

DHV students Micayla and Elise brightened the day for students and staff at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veterans Affai...
01/30/2018

DHV students Micayla and Elise brightened the day for students and staff at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veterans Affairs Office with service dogs in training Stanton and Thomas. Pups & Pizza is a great way to end a long day at school!

We had a great day yesterday! The students taught a successful pet dog training class and we had over 15 Veterans visit ...
01/23/2018

We had a great day yesterday! The students taught a successful pet dog training class and we had over 15 Veterans visit with our dogs at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veterans Affairs Office!

Join us TODAY!  Pet dog training class at 4:30 pm will be taught by our students at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, an...
01/22/2018

Join us TODAY! Pet dog training class at 4:30 pm will be taught by our students at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, and we will host Pups & Pizza at the Santa Rosa Junior College Veteran Affairs Office from 4 - 5 pm. Check out our events for more details on both!

Photo Credit: Sherri S Rieck Photography

We are excited to kick off a new program on Monday: Pups & Pizza!  Our students will bring dogs to the Veterans Affairs ...
01/18/2018

We are excited to kick off a new program on Monday: Pups & Pizza! Our students will bring dogs to the Veterans Affairs Office at the Santa Rosa Junior College on Mondays from 4 - 5 pm. Veteran students: take a study break, relax and grab a snack with our service-dogs-in-training! Hope to see you there!

Our students begin teaching the pet dog classes next week!  Veterans, join us for FREE basic obedience classes on Monday...
01/17/2018

Our students begin teaching the pet dog classes next week! Veterans, join us for FREE basic obedience classes on Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. Contact us at 707-483-1657 to get started.

Don't have a dog but want to learn? No problem! Contact us about opportunities to utilize another dog during class.

Photo Credit: Jeff Farrell Photography

Research shows petting and interacting with dogs has therapeutic benefits - physiologically and emotionally!  Our progra...
01/05/2018

Research shows petting and interacting with dogs has therapeutic benefits - physiologically and emotionally! Our program offers therapy dog visits to groups and facilities serving Veterans. If you are interested in having our therapy dogs to visit with Veterans, please contact [email protected].

Dogs Helping Veterans's cover photo
12/28/2017

Dogs Helping Veterans's cover photo

Did you know we offer free pet dog training classes for Veterans?  Our students will begin teaching basic obedience clas...
12/28/2017

Did you know we offer free pet dog training classes for Veterans? Our students will begin teaching basic obedience classes on Mondays in January and classes are free to any and all Veterans! See the image below for more information and to get in touch!

Students, faculty and dogs will be marching in the Petaluma Veterans Day Parade tomorrow. Come on down and cheer us on! ...
11/10/2017

Students, faculty and dogs will be marching in the Petaluma Veterans Day Parade tomorrow. Come on down and cheer us on!

We are so proud of the work our students and faculty are doing through our Dogs Helping Veterans program. They will be marching in Petaluma's Veterans Day Parade this Saturday... come on down and cheer them on!

Bergin University of Canine Studies is looking for mock clients to attend the two week client team training July 10 - Ju...
06/27/2017

Bergin University of Canine Studies is looking for mock clients to attend the two week client team training July 10 - July 22. Volunteer mock clients learn alongside real clients and help the summer seminar students to gain experience teaching the team training. Volunteers will be matched with a Bergin dog and will need to be available from ~9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday, July 10 - July 22. Please email [email protected] if you or anyone you know is interested!

MOCK CLIENTS NEEDED: Are you curious about the training process between our clients and their newly-matched canine partners? We have an opportunity for people to volunteer to be mock clients alongside our actual clients and their new dogs being trained by our Summer Seminar students. Volunteers would be matched with a Bergin dog and need to be available from 9am to 4pm daily from 7/10/17 to 7/22/17 as well as some evenings and weekend days. This is an incredible opportunity to experience our client training process firsthand while learning dog handling skills and concepts behind service dog training. If you are interested, please contact Laura Douglas at [email protected].

We are grateful to hold our classes at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building each week.  One of the DHV Student Teachers who ...
04/07/2017

We are grateful to hold our classes at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building each week. One of the DHV Student Teachers who has an eye for photography captured some beautiful photos of our student teachers and participants in a room that can sometimes be difficult to photograph! Check them out!

More Spring 2017 Photos!
04/07/2017

More Spring 2017 Photos!

DHV Pet Dog Class March 2017
03/27/2017

DHV Pet Dog Class March 2017

The students have a great pet dog training class planned for today!  Pet dog classes are held at the Veterans Memorial B...
02/27/2017

The students have a great pet dog training class planned for today! Pet dog classes are held at the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa from 4:30 - 5:30. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, message us or contact [email protected].

Our first week of classes led by Bergin University of Canine Studies this year is complete!  On Monday students led a pe...
02/04/2017

Our first week of classes led by Bergin University of Canine Studies this year is complete! On Monday students led a pet dog training class and on Thursday they led puppy petting orientation and an introduction to our adult service dogs.

If you or a Veteran you know would like to join our free classes held on Monday and Thursday, contact [email protected].

Tomorrow we restart Service Puppy Training classes at Bergin University of Canine Studies taught by Bergin students!  If...
02/02/2017

Tomorrow we restart Service Puppy Training classes at Bergin University of Canine Studies taught by Bergin students! If you currently attend the pet dog training classes on Mondays we invite you to come to class Thursday from 4:30-5:30 at Bergin University in Rohnert Park to work with these little fur balls! Please leave your pet dogs at home. 🐶

If you're new and want to attend our pet dog or service dog training classes, contact [email protected]. We accept new students all the time!

Bergin University of Canine Studies is looking for volunteers to act as mock clients during our mock client training Dec...
11/21/2016

Bergin University of Canine Studies is looking for volunteers to act as mock clients during our mock client training December 5 - 16! It's a great opportunity to learn a lot about dog training concepts and get hands on training experience. It will improve your relationship with your own pet dog and give you insight into how service dogs are trained! Most importantly, you help the Associate students practice their instructional skills so they're ready for client training in the Spring.

Volunteers need to be available from 9 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri Dec 5 - 16. If you're interested, email [email protected].

MOCK CLIENTS NEEDED: Are you curious about the training process between our clients and their newly-matched canine partners? We have an opportunity for people to volunteer to be mock clients as our Associate students practice next month before doing actual placements later this spring. Volunteers would be matched with a Bergin dog and need to be available from 9am to 4pm daily from 12/5/16 to 12/16/16. This is an incredible opportunity to experience our client training process firsthand while learning dog handling skills and concepts behind service dog training. If you are interested, please contact Laura Douglas at [email protected].

Bergin University of Canine Studies students will take over instruction for our pet dog and service dog training classes...
11/16/2016

Bergin University of Canine Studies students will take over instruction for our pet dog and service dog training classes in January! Join our classes to learn skills to teach your pet dog, or help us to train our service dogs that will eventually be placed with individuals with physical disabilities or Veterans with PTSD. Email [email protected] to get started.

Dogs Helping Veterans's cover photo
11/16/2016

Dogs Helping Veterans's cover photo

It is an honor to work with Veterans every day of the year. Today we celebrate those who have served our country by marc...
11/11/2016

It is an honor to work with Veterans every day of the year. Today we celebrate those who have served our country by marching in the Petaluma Veterans Parade!

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An interview with Nations Finest about the Dogs Helping Veterans program, the human/dog relationship with an emphasis on military veterans and the value of dog training.

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Hi folks,

We are getting ready to bring this program back to life after having been mostly non operational since the initial covid lockdown.

We offer free dog training classes for military veterans and their family members. Come help us train our dogs or bring your own!

Contact staff Bergin University of Canine Studies for more information.

Classes will be held on the Bergin University campus in Penngrove, CA.
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