Training Helper Dogs a Boon to People with TBI
An new organization called the Warrior Canine Connection, a Maryland-based nonprofit, is stimulating recovery in American war veterans with TBI by helping them to train puppies over a two year period to become dogs that can help injured service men and women. The project is based at Walter Reed National Medical Military Medical Center. Initial results are good. The soldiers with TBI are being challenged and also rewarded with the love of the dogs and a great sense of accomplishment. Programs like this should be adopted elsewhere in the United States.