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United States Veterans Service Dogs (USVSD)

Service Dog (Veterans)


Not Accredited Yet 

United States Veterans Service Dogs (USVSD)




The organization provides: 

  • Vet care

  • Leash

  • Head Collar

  • Collar

  • Crate

  • Flea & Tick Preventatives

  • Heartworm Preventatives

Raisers pay for:

  • Food

  • Vet care caused by “negligence”

  • Toys

  • Treats

  • Grooming Supplies

  • Treat Pouch 

  • Poop Bags

College Progams usually fundraise to cover the cost of food. 

Supplies & Financial 


The Basics:

Name, Okay, Go potty, Sit, Down, Stand, Wait, Lets go, Give, Touch, Dress, Leave it, Place, Stay, Car, Side, Heel, Under, Go in, Jump on, Off

Advanced Cues:

Up, Rest, Lay on, Shake, Fetch

Training Responsibilities

  • Short form online

  • Phone Interview

  • Either in person or virtual home visit


  • Required to take the dog on an outing at least once per week

  • Fill out monthly behavior reports

  • Send in monthly progress video and body score photos

  • If in an area with a group, attend 80% of the group meetings

Time Commitment

  • Male Dogs usually get neutered around 9 months 

  • Females typically do not get spayed until they come in for formal training or at least until after their first heat cycle


  • Gentle Leader 

  • Martingale Collar 

Training Equipment

USVSD has a detailed curriculum that includes videos for raisers to follow

Training Guidance

Turn in is very situation dependent depending on your location within the US and proximity to our facility/training locations.  Typically the puppy raiser coordinator flies to you to pick up your pup.  You can expect monthly updates from the trainer and some trainers are on social media. These processes may change frequently due to the nature of operating as a small organization.


There is frequently a graduation ceremony and raisers are invited. Contact is given on the basis of if the handler would like it.


We are a small organization and offer a lot of support to our raisers since we have a smaller program.


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