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For Military Veterans and Military Family Members: One-Year Paid Internships with Warrior Canine Connection.  Thanks to generous support from the Schultz Family Foundation, Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity. WCC will offer a one-year paid Internship for Veterans and Military Family Members. The goal of the Internship is for all […]

Wounded Warriors Train Service Dogs to Help With PTSD

BOYDS, MD (NBC4 Washington) — A Maryland organization enlists service members and veterans with combat stress to train service dogs for their fellow wounded warriors. Watch here.

Radio Interview: American Heroes Network

December 27, 2016 – Rick Yount, WCC Executive Director, was the guest during the one-hour interview about post-traumatic stress, the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy, and the Warrior Canine Connection program. Listen to the interview here.

Veterans Training Service Dogs and Healing Themselves

BOYDS, MD (Fox News Sunday) – Power Player of the Week: Rick Yount is the founder of Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the video.  

Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen

BROOKEVILLE, MD (AFNS) — Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison embraces his service dog Luke at their home in Glen Burnie, Md., March 29, 2016.  Read the article.

A graduation ceremony for dogs marks a step in healing for wounded veterans

Rockville, Maryland (Washington Post) – Ryan Garrison’s service dog wouldn’t stop bugging him. Read the article. 

Video: Warrior Canine Connection at Navy Conference

National Harbor (All Hands Update, U.S. Navy) — Warrior Canine Connection demonstrates how service dogs help each person they come in contact with. View the video.

DC Reporter Training Service Dog in Honor of Wounded Warrior

Washington, D.C. (Washington Free Beacon) — A D.C. reporter is working with a national service dog charity in order to train a puppy in honor of a Marine who was wounded while serving in Iraq. Andrea McCarren, an award-winning multimedia reporter at Washington’s CBS affiliate, is raising an English Labrador Retriever named for Marine Corporal Justin Bunce. […]

Canine Connection

College Park, MD – A UMD researcher and his students study whether bonding with dogs can heal the invisible scars of war and strengthen families of military veterans with PTSD. Read the full article.

Is Training Service Dogs a Potential PTSD Therapy?

Bethesda, MD (HDSIAC) — Approximately 7-8% of Americans are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetimes. Military personnel exposed to trauma are at a particularly high risk for developing PTSD; out of Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans alone, about 11-20% of these Veterans have PTSD in any given year*. Read the article here.