Canine Program

Special thanks to these program supporters:

Our Canine Program is about the journey, not just about training your dog for service, emotional support or just general dog training. The path we guide you through focuses on social engagement, positive outlooks, finding home and building trust through your relationship with your canine partner. As Clear Path for Veterans continues to grow we have expanded the programs we offer.

K9 Mingle: Community dog training designed to enhance your dog's relationship with you and better basic behavior. To find out more and to apply, click here.


Canine Programming: Veteran program designed for those service members with service connected PTS/MST disability desiring companion, service or emotional support animal training. To find out more and to apply, click here.


Puppy Fostering Program

The Canine Programming Team at Clear Path for Veterans is proud to announce the launch of our new Puppy Fostering program. Our puppy fosters are the tip of the spear as it relates to raising professionally-trained program dogs. The team is currently seeking dedicated volunteers who meet the following general requirements before submitting an application.

A Clear Path for Veterans puppy parent must maintain the ability to:

  • Actively foster their matched puppy for a period up to two years
  • Attend weekly training sessions at pre-designated locations
  • Provide a safe and consistent living environment
  • Incorporate matched puppy into daily routine including outings
  • Provide transportation to and from Clear Path for Veterans main facility
  • Provide supervision and monitor progress throughout the foster period
  • Follow instructions as directed by the Canine Programming Staff
  • Act as an ambassador to the Clear Path Canine Programming
  • Return the puppy upon request

If you are able to meet these requirements and are still interested in this program, click here and complete the application. Thank you for your interest. Someone will be in touch with you soon.

After visiting our webpages, if you have any questions about our Canine Programs, please email us at

We are a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a national organization with a core purpose of advancing excellence in the profession of dog training and behavior consulting.