Service Dog

Doyle Family Foundation provides Partial Schalorships for Service Dog Training

Service Dogs 4 Servicemen thanks The Doyle Family Foundation. Veterans can apply to Self Train their own Service Dog.

Daniel De La Rosa, President/Trainer

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Daniel De La Rosa President/Director of Training. Biography

Summary: Daniel De La Rosa has been showing and training dogs for over 20 years. He begins his training with People Training for Dogs in Nyack, NY for three years before relocating to Florida in 2008.

Credentials: Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, Certified Service Dog Trainer, President/Director of Training; ServiceDogs4Servicemen.com, Owner/Trainer, DanielDeLaRosaDogs.com, Team Captain, AmericanIdogs.com, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Show Dog Handler. Broward Schutzhund Club member.

Bio: Daniel was born in NY and grew up in NJ. His first passion growing up was studying classical piano and opera. He graduated from The High School of Music & Art, featured in the Show/Movie musical “Fame”. Afterwards, Daniel attended The Julliard School of Music where he studied Opera. While working his way through school he discovered his passion for Fine Dining. He worked in NYC world class Fine Dining for 25 years.
Like most of us, Daniel grew up with a family dog. Always LOVED dogs. In 1989 he got the first dog of his very own. As a perfectionist this Akita had to be perfectly trained. Once again, a NEW Passion begins.
Since 1989 Daniel has owned 12 dogs. They include three Bichon Frises/AKC Champion Show Dogs. Showed at Westminster Madison Square Garden Show.
Five Akitas; Rally Titled, AKC CD, CGC. Multiple Group One Winning Show Champion, Veteran Best Of Breed Winner.
Two Shepherd Mix; 2007 Ranked #2 Mix Breed Rally Obedience dog in the USA.
Currently two Belgian Malinois; GYPSY is a nine year old multiple Schutzhund III titled dog, AKC RE, CDX, TT and Demo Service Dog. ZJ is a Show Dog, Service Dog.

As Service Dogs 4 Servicemen trainer, Daniel has trained, certified and placed 11 Greyhound Service Dogs FREE for Veterans and first Cane Corso Service Dog for veteran in need of Mobility Assistance and PTSD Support. Other Service Dog breeds include Chihuahua, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Boxer, Pit Bulls, Golden Doodle.

Expert, Totally Positive Reinforcement based, Certified Trainer, At Your Service.
Contact Daniel: Daniel.DeLaRosa08@Gmail.com Call 954-243-7189

About Us

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Service Dogs 4 Servicemen, Inc., ServiceDogs4Servicemen.com is a Non-Profit organization (501(c)(3)) whose mission is to place fully-trained Service Dogs with US Military men and women Veterans in need of PTSD Support and/or mobility Assistance. Affording a high-quality Service Dog is often difficult for those on Veteran’s Benefits. SD4SM is here to provide excellent Service Dogs at NO or LOW cost to the Veteran.

We rely on donations and fund-raising to support the overhead expenses of Housing, Caring for, and Training a Service Dog. Veterans are selected through an application process and matched with an appropriate Service Dog. Training can also be provided for those veterans who already have a dog ready for training. We provide on-going training and assistance for the Veteran/Service Dog Team and their families for the life of their dogs, as well as educational programs for both public and private entities. Our Service Dog programs are our way of saying “Thank You” to the men and women who serve our country.

The “Hero Project” works exclusively with rescued or donated and sponsored ALL BREED Dogs to train as Service Dogs for Veterans. Many of our dogs are breeds like the Greyhound that is not typical for Service work. Service Dogs 4 Servicemen is the first organization in Florida to use Ex-racing Greyhounds. The program specializes in PTSD Support & Mobility Assistance. The “Hero Project” is at Zero Cost to the veteran. Daniel De La Rosa, SD4SM President/Trainer focuses his time and efforts to personally train each Hero Dog. We started our first Hero dog in May 2011. Four years later we have trained and placed the 12th fully sponsored Service Dog for a veteran in Las Vegas, Nevada. This program is the “brainchild” of our Founder/Chair, Sara Donadei. Her grandfather was a WWII veteran with two greyhounds that learned to become his self-taught Service Dogs.

In the spirit of using unusual breeds, SD4SM has placed it’s first Cane Corso Service Dog for PTSD and Mobility Assistance. Zeus is a great help to his veteran. Other breeds include, Chihuahua, Pit Bull Terriers, and also typical breeds like Labradors and German Shepherds.

The “Outreach Program” is our Self Trainer program. It is for veterans who already have a dog they wish to train as their Service Dog. This Self Trainer program is 6 months of One on One training with a veteran and their dog. More information listed on the “Outreach Program” tab.

Family Pet and private Certified Service Dog training programs are also available at DanielDeLaRosaDogs.com Broward, Fl.

PLEASE Help us give Thanks to our Veterans by donating to SD4SM TODAY!! Our Service Dogs Save Lives!!

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What Does Your Service Dog Do?

What does your Service Dog Do?? Service Dogs are tailored to those they serve. They all have their specialized skills. Most skills are trained but some just happen naturally. “My Dog is better than Your Dog”, definitely does NOT apply here. In a recent interview I heard Sara say that she could Climb Up Zorro (Malinois) if she needed to get herself up.

Jack (Aussie) can retrieve objects fallen out of Jana’s reach.

At 4 pounds of weight Jonny (Chihuahua) pressed a special panic button that called EMS when his mom was in trouble.

Chuck (Pointer) wakes his mom up in the middle of the night to alert of low blood sugar. Jewel (MinPin) retrieves mom’s asthma inhaler.

Sara describes Hero (Greyhound) as a “Four Wheel Drive Cane.” He Does Not retrieve objects like Jack does. He does Target so I could maybe teach him the Panic Button behavior that Jonny does. At a very sturdy 77 pounds he can support the weight of a 200+ pound man like myself to Climb Up him. Throw the cane away!

“Date Magnet”, is not a recognized Service Dog behavior but Hero gets us lots of attention when we are out.

I have trained my own dog GYPSY (Malinois) to perform a very wide variety of Service Dog behaviors that people might need. She is my Service Dog Demo. GYPSY is my canine training partner.

Years ago I was the victim of a Home Invasion. I was left handcuffed and thrown in my bathtub. It was hours before anyone found me like that. I still occasionally get nightmares. GYPSY wakes me up. I did not teach her that. Some behaviors just happen.

CGC Certification is what EVERY dog should be trained to do. Service Dog Certification is what YOU need your dog to do?

– Daniel
Petropolis Park

Outreach Program

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 SD4SM Community Outreach Program

Service Dogs 4 Servicemen offers this program to veterans who are looking for quality, affordable, self funded training for their own dog to train as their Service Dog. This is NOT a FREE program but SD4SM may provide partial scholarships when funds are available. Veteran must provide at least 1/3 of the cost of this 6 months, Self Trainer program. Learn to Train Your Own Service Dog. 2016 SD4SM has provided training for 15 Service Dog Teams in this program!! All training exclusively done by Daniel De La Rosa, SD4SM President/Director of Training
If you can help, Please donate to SD4SM to help fund this wonderful program.
PayPal is accepted on this website. Cost of Self Trainer program to sponsor a dog is $2,500.00 to $4,000.00

For details contact Daniel De La Rosa at Daniel (at) servicedogs4servicemen (dot) com

Daniel De La Rosa President/Director of Training. Biography

Summary: Daniel De La Rosa has been showing and training dogs for over 20 years. He begins his training with People Training for Dogs in Nyack, NY for three years before relocating to Florida in 2008.

Credentials: Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, Certified Service Dog Trainer, President/Director of Training; ServiceDogs4Servicemen.com, Owner/Trainer, DanielDeLaRosaDogs.com, Team Captain, AmericanIdogs.com,                      AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Show Dog Handler. Broward Schutzhund Club member.

Bio: Daniel was born in NY and grew up in NJ. His first passion growing up was studying classical piano and opera. He graduated from The High School of Music & Art, featured in the Show/Movie musical “Fame”. Afterwards, Daniel attended The Julliard School of Music where he studied Opera. While working his way through school he discovered his passion for Fine Dining. He worked in NYC world class Fine Dining for 25 years.
Like most of us, Daniel grew up with a family dog. Always LOVED dogs. In 1989 he got the first dog of his very own. As a perfectionist this Akita had to be perfectly trained. Once again, a NEW Passion begins.
Since 1989 Daniel has owned 12 dogs. They include three Bichon Frises/AKC Champion Show Dogs. Showed at Westminster Madison Square Garden Show.
Five Akitas; Rally Titled, AKC CD, CGC. Multiple Group One Winning Show Champion, Veteran Best Of Breed Winner.
Two Shepherd Mix; 2007 Ranked #2 Mix Breed Rally Obedience dog in the USA.
Currently two Belgian Malinois; GYPSY is a nine year old multiple Schutzhund III titled dog, AKC RE, CDX, TT and Demo Service Dog. ZJ is a Show Dog, Service Dog.

As Service Dogs 4 Servicemen trainer, Daniel has trained, certified and placed 11 Greyhound Service Dogs FREE for Veterans and first Cane Corso Service Dog for veteran in need of Mobility Assistance and PTSD Support. Other Service Dog breeds include Chihuahua, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Boxer, Pit Bulls, Golden Doodle.

Expert, Totally Positive Reinforcement based, Certified Trainer, At Your Service.
Contact Daniel: Daniel.DeLaRosa08@gmail.com

Doyle Dogs

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The Dennis M. And Lois A. Doyle Family were so impressed with Daniel De La Rosa’s Service Dogs 4 Servicemen program  they wanted to offer partial scholarships to veterans wishing to train their own dogs to certification.
Dennis Doyle said: ” We have great esteem for our veterans and thought Daniel’s Program was so well designed for those veterans that would benefit from having a Service Animal as a companion. We hope others will join us in assisting those who have given us our freedom and democracy”

This 6 month program is for veterans and their dogs to train One on One with SD4SM President / Director of Training.

Daniel De La Rosa will work with the veteran to teach them all the necessary skills to make their dog a Certified Service Dog. A veteran can train their own dog or if they do not have one SD4SM will help them find a suitable dog to adopt.

SD4SM specializes in PTSD & Mobility Assistance Dogs. There are currently 23 reported suicides PER DAY of Combat Veterans suffering the effects of PTSD.

A Service Dog helps veterans be out in public and live life.

ALL dogs provided are Rescued or Donated.

This wonderful Doyle Scholarship program has helped to train Seven Service Dog teams in 2015. SD4SM looks forward to continue this program for 2016.

Information and updates about our Doyle Dog Teams can be found here and on the SD4SM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sd4sm/

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Our Service Dogs Save Lives.