Service dogs can help in many ways.
They can be trained to provide a buffer zone between their human and others, recognize repetitive motions and respond, alert to the approach of someone from behind, guide their human to a safe place, interrupt nightmares and many other important tasks.
4 Paws 2 Freedom offers owner train service dog courses for Military, Military Veterans, First Responders and Civilians.
The yearlong course is free to qualified Veterans and First Responders.
Your donation will help a Veteran or First Responder get the service dog they need to help mitigate PTSD.
4 Paws 2 Freedom offers Facility Dog Training to Agencies whose employees are at risk of Traumatic Injury.
Facility Dogs are trained and placed in Law Enforcement and Fire Departments to help ground people after difficult calls.
If you are interested in learning more about training a Facility Dog for your agency please contact us.
Sign you and your dog up for some fun obedience training. Learn skills to build a better relationship with your dog and to enjoy your time together.
U.S. Army Veteran, Randy served from 1969-1974 and was a combat and DustOff Medic in Vietnam. After leaving the military, he entered into Law Enforcement for 24 years before retiring. Since then he has served in non-profit organizations and the Sacramento County Veterans Treatment Court as a Mentor Coordinator.
Randy and Karma (above) graduated in 2020.
4 Paws 2 Freedom is pleased to introduce our new Leadership Team, Randy Smith, Executive Director and Jeramy Buckman, Chair of the Board of Directors.
Representing Veterans, First Responders, and Graduates of our Program, Randy and Jeramy join the Executive Team with the knowledge and understanding of our Ethics and Core Values.
An El Dorado County Detective for over 19 years, Jeramy understands Law Enforcement Culture. He also understands the full extent of how dogs can help people.
When one of their deputies was killed in the line of duty, he began training Anna (Above) through 4 Paws 2 Freedom to support him. Jeramy and Anna Graduated last year.
"I can't begin to explain the amazing impact she has had in my life."
4 Paws 2 Freedom encompasses people of all races and creeds. We are both united and strengthened by our differences. We are inclusive of all and stand firmly against racism and discrimination whether on the basis of age, class, cultural beliefs, disability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other discriminating factor.