911 Bike Run 2016 Gallery

Written by K9 Partners for Patriots

October 17, 2016

Discover why flea markets may not be the best environment for service dogs.

Learn about risks, distractions, and considerations for handlers.

1. Crowded Environment: Flea markets are often bustling with crowds, which can be overwhelming for a service dog. The dog may become stressed or anxious in such a busy atmosphere.

2. Distractions: Flea markets are filled with various sights, sounds, and smells that can distract a service dog from its duties. This could potentially compromise its ability to assist its handler effectively.

3. Unpredictable Behavior of Other Animals: Other visitors to the flea market may bring their pets along, which can lead to encounters with unfamiliar animals. This may pose a risk to the safety and focus of the service dog.

4. Risk of Injury: With so many people moving around and browsing items, there’s an increased risk of accidental tripping or stepping on the service dog, which could lead to injury.

5. Exposure to Unsanitary Conditions: Flea markets may not always maintain the cleanest environment, and the service dog may come into contact with unsanitary surfaces or substances.

6. Lack of Accommodation for the Dog: Flea markets may not be equipped to handle service dogs properly, such as providing suitable resting areas, water, or relief spots for the dog.

7. Potential Stress for the Dog: A flea market’s constant stimulation and unfamiliar surroundings could cause stress or discomfort for the service dog, which may affect its overall well-being and ability to perform its tasks.

Given these factors, it’s important for service dog handlers to carefully consider whether taking their dog to a flea market is truly necessary and in the best interest of the dog’s welfare and effectiveness in assisting its handler.



Service Dogs

K9 Partners for Patriots wishes to express it’s heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in our Annual 911 Memorial Bike Run 2016.

The important work we’re doing here wouldn’t be possible without YOU! The K9 P4P 911 Bike Run saw a wonderful turnout including motorcycles and cars. We raised over $6000 and that goes a long way to benefit veterans with PTSD and TBI through our service dog training program. We’re so proud to be a part of this generous community!

K9 Partners for Patriots Training Facility – Brooksville, FL

Photograph by K9 Partners for Patriots.

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Saturday • September 10th • 2016 was a day of blue skies as reflected in the mirrors and chrome of the sea of motorcycles organized to depart the K9 P4P Training Facility. HUGE thanks to The Hernando County Sheriffs Department for escorting the ride to the Citrus County line bound for it’s destination of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4272 in Crystal River.

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in service to our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”

Live entertainment was graciously donated by local singer/songwriter and K9 P4P Program Veteran, Mark Blackson. The Legion Express Band performed classic rock on the outdoor stage.

Thank you for your generous contribution and helping us bring awareness and service dogs to veterans with PTSD and TBI!

Fraternal Order of Eagles #4272
Joni Industries
Spring Hill Printing Plus
Spring Hill Now

Thanks to our sponsors and all who donated food and prizes for our auction and raffles.

Thanks to the FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES AERIE #4272, EAGLE RIDERS, and WOMEN’S AUXILLARY for helping us pull off another great event! The Eagles have been good to K9 Partners for Patriots and we appreciate their dedication to our program.

Thanks to JONI INDUSTRIES for too many things to name, SPRING HILL PRINTING PLUS for professional printing services, lightning fast turnaround, and advertising space – you’re AWESOME!

Thanks to DJ BOBBIE STOOTS for providing the pre-bike run music at K9P4P training facility and assisting with the auction at the Eagles.

Thanks to SPRING HILL NOW for stepping up to get our event exposure on your page.

Finally, thanks to all our STELLAR VOLUNTEERS! Couldn’t have done it without YOU!

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