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Give Us Paws

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Give Us Paws is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Houston, Texas. We provide subsidized and free, in-home training of eligible candidates' dogs as service animals. We focus on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and limited mobility. Services are also provided to civilians determined to be disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Veterans receive priority for funding and training. We train Service Dogs for individuals suffering from disabilities in order to mitigate the symptoms and to improve the quality of their lives.

Give Us Paws is committed to evidence-based training methods and to training service dogs to a high level of reliability that their handlers can depend on. We train in the most efficient manner possible, making sure our trainers are skilled in using positive reinforcement to build the behaviors people with disabilities need and that make our service dogs safe and reliable in public. 

Give Us Paws trains dogs to assist those with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives. More importantly than teaching the dog, we teach handlers to train their dogs. Give Us Paws is committed to working with the handlers and dogs as they learn to work together as a team. 

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Location Houston, TX
URL http://www.giveuspaws.org/
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Dogs
  3. evidence-based programs
  4. Mammals
  5. open access
  6. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  7. Service animals
  8. training
  9. veterans
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  1. open access