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.
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.
BOYDS, MD (Fox News Sunday) – Power Player of the Week: Rick Yount is the founder of Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the video.
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.
Rockville, Maryland (Washington Post) – Ryan Garrison’s service dog wouldn’t stop bugging him. Read the article.
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.
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. […]
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.
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.
Germantown, MD (Montgomery County Council) — The Warrior Canine Connection has a mission of helping and healing our veterans who have returned from war. In this segment, we recap the organization’s recent graduation of 14 service dogs. Watch the graduation video.