Operation Overwatch is a 501(c)3 service dog training program for veterans and first responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and or traumatic brain injury. A service animal offers a new outlook on life to someone suffering from PTSD or TBI. The bond and connection that is created between a service dog and their handler may not be the cure, but it will play a major role in the treatment.
We are growing and expanding to train more dogs and help more veterans and first responders. In the spring of 2016, we moved our training facility from Arizona to Warrior’s Heart, a PTSD and TBI treatment center located in Bandera, Texas. Here we are able to train more dogs and help more veterans and first responders.
Our motto “Healing at Both Ends of the Leash”. All of the animals that go through our program are rescued or adopted from across the United States. Training rescue dogs can be a longer process, but the payoff is great. Our program offers an improved life to both the service dog and the handler.
Sgt Brice Cavanaugh
Dog training has been my life, and starting Operation Overwatch was my response to seeing veterans and first responders suffer. I had to help with what I knew best, and dogs have a great ability to pick up on the subtle chemical and physical changes that happen to someone suffering from PTSD or TBI. I want to offer every veteran and first responder who is suffering the option to have access to our program. A service animal may not be for everyone, but it should be available for the brave service men and women that need help.
I have over 25 years of experience training dogs to become military and police working dogs and obedient house pets, and I greatly enjoy working with animals that I can offer a second chance to. I was instrumental in the House Resolution that enabled retired military service and working dogs to be adopted after their service.
Rescue dogs come with a challenge of having fears and experiences that may impact how they react, but our training process breaks down the negativity and enforces a positive life for both the handler and service dog. For my bio, please click here.
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A companion gives a new outlook on life.
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