As many as 22 US soldiers are committing suicide daily and

1 in 3 returning soldiers are diagnosed with

PTSD as well as a myriad of physical and invisible injuries.


Veterans & Dogs


Thursday evenings, 6:30pm, $20 collar. No cost for training. If you choose to participate in the official testing process each test is $25.


This program is open to all honorably discharged veterans. Please bring document to show this status. We will not keep copies. Thank you.

Watch Facebook for announcements or call ahead if you have questions 573-300-3129.

Veterans join us weekly to learn the basics of dog care, shaping, leash handling, communicating, etc. During this learning process, the soft skills are equally important to the individual: patience, consistency, enthusiasm, motivation and interaction. Sometimes, getting out of the house is a struggle but knowing that your canine friend is waiting for you makes all the difference. 




  • Classes are held year-round. Occasionally classes are moved or canceled, call 573-300-3129 to confirm.  

  • You do not have to own a dog to start. However, when the time is right to bring your own dog to class, any dog is suitable: big, small, mutt, pure-breed, rescue or purchased.

  • All dogs must be evaluated for temperament. Older pets are accepted.

  • Don't worry about your physical abilities.

  • Classes are free, conducted at SEMO Dog Trainers facility near Fisk, MO.

  • Family members are invited to attend.


1. Everything starts with basic onleash obedience.

2. AKC CGC award. You will work towards passing this evaluation.

3. Advanced commands and public socialization.

4. Public Access Test.

5. Advanced Classes.

While other activities are included and you can attend for as long as you want, these are the steps we strive to achieve with you and your dog.

Family Members Are Welcome

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