Veterans With Dogs potential future Hero Dogs are specially bred and selected Labradors, Retrievers and Spaniels.
Training begins at eight weeks old when pups settle into their new homes, where our amazing socialiser families care for them for the first year of their lives. It’s a daily routine of fun, sleep, exercise, house training, and learning basic skills and manners. Puppies enjoy lots of socialisation and public interaction out in the community. They are part of the PALSTM Puppy Programme, basic training that they undertake at their own pace with their family and Approved Trainer before being matched with a Veteran and progressing to the Advanced Training Programme (usually around 12 to 18 months old).