Service dogs are an amazing resource to help veterans who struggle with physical or mental disabilities. The dogs’ training, however, can be a difficult task to complete — similar to the extensive training members of the Armed Forces go through while serving in the military. One former Marine K9 handler is using his expertise to help place service dogs with the veterans who need them.
Christopher Baity grew up with dogs and says he joined the Marines with the intention of becoming a dog handler. He was successful in his goal and served in Iraq, and then went to Afghanistan as a contractor. Military dogs are primarily used for finding bombs and drugs, but Baity gained valuable skills he was able to translate into training service dogs.
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