Military Working Dogs
Victoria and Holly talk about the viral story of a military working dog and his handler that were injured during a building search, and the incredible bond between military dogs and their handlers. The pair in this particular story has been recovering together, and both are expected to make a full recovery.
They also chat with Kristen Maurer, the co-founder of Mission K-9 Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and reuniting military working dogs with their handlers. Kristen explains how the group got started, what they do, and how people can help from anywhere in the world.
Ask Victoria questions include:
- • How you can stop a puppy’s excessive teething and mouthing?
• What’s the best way to manage multiple dogs on walks that bark and pull on leash?
• How can you prepare for bringing home two puppies and creating a successful routine?
• How can you stop dogs from fighting when they get overexcited or overaroused?
• How can you restore trust between you and your dog after a traumatic incident that broke that trust?
Kristen Maurer, President of Mission K9 Rescue
Mission K9 Rescue is a 501(c)3 status pending organization whose mission is to provide assistance with transportation, re-homing, training and job placement for all working dogs. They are also committed to providing medical care and end of life benefits, as well as raising awareness for any and all retired working canines in need. While Kristen is the president of Mission K9 Rescue, this organization is a team mission. Partners Louisa Kastner, Bob Bryant and Ruby Ridpath are dedicated to these incredible canines and to furthering their mission. The organization has only been in existence since December 2013, but every member of the team has been rescuing working dogs since 2008 and has a proven track record in this arena. Since December 2013, they have already rescued and re-homed working dogs ranging from retired police canines, retired Military Working Dogs and retired Contract Working Dogs. They have also helped a special contract working canine transition from a Military career into a career as a Police Officer. These amazing canines selflessly put their lives on the line to protect and care for our Soldiers, our Police Officers and our citizens, and Mission K9 Rescue believes that we owe it to these heroes to afford them the same respect.