Our specialty is helping clients with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma; we additionally train to help with mobility assist and seizures whenever possible.

As a potential candidate, you should:

  • Be a veteran or first responder.
  • It is recommended that the team remain in the Next Step training area for at least one year following acceptance in our program. ¬†This allows for additional training during this period of adjustment.
  • Be able to provide your own transportation to and from training sessions.
  • Be able to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of a dog, or have an adequate support system in place.
  • Be willing and able to commit to the training program.
  • Agree to adhere to the Next Step Service Dogs rules and regulations concerning care and training of the dog.
  • Have the full support of your family, including caregivers, in your quest to receive a service dog.