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Volunteer Trainer (Foster a Service Dog in Training)

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  • 7 people are interested

Our Volunteer Trainer program puts service dogs in training into homes for basic obedience, house manners, basic service dog skills, some advanced service dog skills, and socialization until they are ready to return for advance training, typically between one and two years old. 4 Paws supplies the tools and information necessary to be successful in puppy raising. We are committed to partnering with you to achieve this goal.

General Requirements/Criteria
  • Volunteer Trainer homes must be within 3 hours of 4 Paws for Ability, Xenia, OH
  • No prior experience necessary and you will receive a startup set of supplies
  • Complete an online training program and attend an in-person orientation at 4 Paws for Ability
  • Attend a monthly obedience class at 4 Paws for Ability or one of our two off-site locations
  • Complete required online forms
  • Comply with 4 Paws policies and procedures as outlined in puppy raiser paperwork
  • Provide a stable, safe environment for a puppy to live
  • Willing to provide at least four socialization outings per week
  • Willing to travel to and from 4 Paws for Ability as necessary with a reliable means of transportation
  • Veterinary care, food, and a startup set of supplies are provided at no cost to the Volunteer Trainer when received from the 4 Paws Center in Xenia, OH. Volunteer Trainers may choose to handle these costs themselves if they are not able to travel to the 4 Paws Center. Treats and additional toys are the responsibility of the Volunteer Puppy Trainer.

Apply here: https://formstack.io/FFE18

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207 DAYTON AVE, 253 DAYTON Ave, XENIA, OH 45385, US

Mission Statement

-Enrich the lives of children with disabilities by the training and placement of quality, task trained service dogs to provide increased independence for the children and assistance to their families. -Enrich the lives of veterans from recent conflicts who have lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. -Educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places.


Provide as many children as possible, within the scope of our ability to serve, and with disabilities falling under the definition of such in the Americans with Disability Act (1990) with access to a qualified service dog trained specifically for their needs, with no minimum age , and regardless of the severity of the disability.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


207 Dayton AveXeniaXenia, OH 45385



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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