Qualifying Criteria

Service Dog Training Program

The K9 Partners for Patriots Service Dog Training Facility is located in Brooksville, Florida. You must be able and willing to come to the training facility once a week for 19 consecutive weeks for training classes. You are also required to visit the training facility for 3-weeks prior to beginning training to demonstrate committment.

If you live in another state unfortunately, our program may be out of your reach unless you are able to make arrangements for an extended stay.

Do I Qualify?


    A “General- Under Honorable Conditions” discharge is not the same as an “HONORABLE” discharge. Due to the criteria of our program, each applicant must have an “HONORABLE” Discharge from the United States Armed Forces to be eligible for enrollment.
  2. Need letter from Physician/Counselor or VA stating diagnosis of service related PTSD, TBI, and/or MST and stating that you are medically, mentally and physically able to handle the responsibilities of owning a dog.

    Download Template to give to your physician/counselor or VA.

  3. Must have DD214 long form
  4. Individuals convicted of a felony, domestic violence, sexual offense of any kind and/or any type of animal mistreatment abuse, neglect or cruelty are ineligible.

The qualifying criteria are simple but are all mandatory. You MUST bring all the required paperwork with you at the time of your first interview or we will have to reschedule the appointment for a later time and date.

Please be advised: to help us identify candidates who fit the mission of this program, a background check is performed on every applicant on the day of the first interview.

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