Service Dogs

Service dog Chief

Fall 2017
Service dog Chief

Fall 2017
Service dog Deep

Fall 2017
Service dog Deep

Fall 2017
Service dog Ursa

Fall 2017
Service dog Ursa

Fall 2017
Service dog Nika

Fall 2017
Service dog Nika

Fall 2017
The happy team of veteran Sashko and servicedog Deep, pictured at a training session.

"There is a very good contact and rapport between the two," says their trainer, Maryna.
June, 2017
December training.

Yuriy and Nika, Evhen and Deep.
October training.

Service dogs Kora, Nika and Deep at the airport.
October training.

Maryna and Deep, Yuriy and Nika at the airport.
October training.

Maryna, Kora, Nika and Deep at the airport.
October training.

Maryna and Deep at the airport.
October training.

Maryna and Nika at the airport.
August 2016.

Veteran Evhen and his service dog in training Deep at the first anniversary celebration of Pobratymy.
Picture courtesy of Pobratymy.
August 2016.

Veteran Evhen and his service dog in training Deep at the first anniversary celebration of Pobratymy.
Picture courtesy of Pobratymy.
August 2016.

Veteran Evhen and his service dog in training Deep at the first anniversary celebration of Pobratymy.
Picture courtesy of Pobratymy.
August 2016.

Veteran Evhen and his service dog in training Deep at the first anniversary celebration of Pobratymy.
Picture courtesy of Pobratymy.
August 2016.

Maryna and Nika.
August training.

Service dogs in training Nika and Deep on duty!
August training.

Evhen and K9 Deep practising restaurant tasks and behaviour.
Thank you to Pizza Veterano for always welcoming veterans and their service dogs to their establishment!
August training.

Evhen and K9 Deep practicing restaurant tasks and behaviour.
Thank you to Pizza Veterano for always welcoming veterans and their service dogs to their establishment!
July training.

Maryna (service dog trainer), Evhen (veteran) and Deep.
Evhen and Deep continue their training with trainer Maryna. The pair are developing a good understanding of one another and have wonderful contact.
July training.

Evhen (veteran) and Deep. Practicing walking by Evhen's side.
Kyiv, 2016.
July training.

Evhen (veteran) and Deep. Obedience training.
Kyiv, 2016.
July training.

Evhen (veteran) and Deep.
Kyiv, 2016.
Meet Deep! (short for "Deep Purple")

Our service dog in training.
Maryna is training him in Ukraine.
The team!

Kalyna, Ksenya, Marina and K9s Kora, Chief, Deep.
The team!

Marina and Deep.
The team!

Ksenya and Chief.
The team!

Kalyna and Kora.
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016
Training. April 2016

Yuriy, Marina, Ksenya, Kalyna and K9s Nika, Deep, Chief, Kora.
February trainings.

Kalyna and Kora, Ksenya and Chief.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Ksenya and Chief.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Relaxing massage after training is recommended.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Relaxing massage after training is recommended.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Volodymyr and Gera.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Ksenya and Chief.
Kyiv, 2016.
February trainings.

Kalyna and Kora.
Kyiv, 2016.
Meet Kora!

Our service dog in training.
Kalyna is training her in Canada.
Meet Kora!

Our service dog in training.
Kalyna is training her in Canada.
Meet Kora!

Our service dog in training.
Kalyna is training her in Canada.
Meet Kora!

Our service dog in training.
Kalyna is training her in Canada.
Meet Kora!

Our service dog in training.
Kalyna is training her in Canada.
Kora in public places

Good girl!
Kora

Lay down and wait.
Good girl!
Kora

Just another day at the office...
Good girl!
Chief is growing up!

His training in December 2015
Good boy!
Chief is growing up!

His training in December 2015
Our volunteer Ksenya is training him
Chief is growing up!

His training in December 2015
Don't touch the food!
Chief is growing up!

His training in December 2015
Good boy!
Our service dogs!

Chief, Peppi, Gera
Our service dogs!

Chief, Peppi, Gera
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Our first service dog team! Volodymyr and his dog Gera.
Having served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces for a year, Volodymyr is back in Kyiv now rehabilitating from his injuries. Before the war, Volodymyr worked as a psychologist in a centre for children with special needs, and Gera worked by his side as a therapy dog.
Our second service dog in-training: Peppi! 
Here Peppi is pictured with Courageous Companions Master Trainer George and her trainer, Vika. Vika’s husband is a canine trainer and handler in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and she helps him with this work. Now she will be helping train dogs for soldiers who need them when they return home.
Volodymyr and Gera
Meet Chief! Our youngest service dog in training!
This little guy will be raised and trained to be a service dog for a Ukrainian veteran.
Chief was named by one of the soldiers at the Central Military Hospital in Kyiv during one of our visits there.
Meet Chief! Our youngest service dog in training!
This little guy will be raised and trained to be a service dog for a Ukrainian veteran.
Chief was named by one of the soldiers at the Central Military Hospital in Kyiv during one of our visits there.
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

Gera and Volodymyr
Training

In a store
Training

In a store
Training

In a store
Training

In a store
Training

In a store
Training

In a store
Stuart and Chief
Peppi in training
Peppi in training
Peppi in training
Peppi in training

Learning to open a door
Peppi in training
Peppi in training
Kalyna and Chief
Chief

Independent guy!
Chief
Chief
Volodymyr, Gera and Kalyna

Our service dogs are so smart, they can even read! ;)
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Remember - if you see a dog with this orange vest on,
you should not touch or distract it, because it is working!
Stuart and Chief
Stuart and Chief
Our visit to the Central Military Hospital in Kyiv

 

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