Stress Test

| February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
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On The Move In Iraq

Looking For Some Stress Relief In Iraq

Retrievers Helping Soldiers In Iraq To Cope With Stress

Life on the front lines in Iraq is the definition of stress and being able to cope with that stress can be a full-time job for a soldier that is a long way from home and loved ones. As retriever lovers we are all well aware of the healing powers that our dogs bring us every day.

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington retrievers are being trained to support US troops in Iraq. These dogs are already therapy dogs that are trained by America’s Vet Dogs an organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind to serve the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel. The next step in their training is to get them prepared for the rigors of life on a military base in Iraq.

Currently, there are only eight combat stress dogs in the Army, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord now has two of them. The unit heads to Iraq in the next few weeks. We hope these dogs can provide the soldiers some relief from the rigors of life on the front lines.

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I am one of the founders and editor of Retriever Life. My passion is Labradors of all sizes and shapes but I am a big fan of all the retriever breeds.

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