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Bob

with Bane

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Mark

with Cleo

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J KIRK

with Hooligan

Hooligan was donated by Thackerville Retrievers by Bill Thacker to Frog Dog K9 in July 2022. I assisted in his training at the Frog Dog K9 Therapy and Training Center, INC. 501(c)(3). I began training him alongside other service dogs in training in November 2022.

 

In May 2023 he completed his training and was donated to me by Frog Dog K9 and officially became my Service Dog. Hooligan was asked to join the Frog Dog K9 Demonstration Team by in May 2023. We have traveling around the country to promote and raise awareness on the benefits of a Service Animals with a focus on mental health for Veterans, First Responders and Gold Star Families.

 

Hobbies: Dock Diving NADD Titled Dock Senior with 17’ 3” Personal Best. Other Hobbies include training obedience, agility, scent detection, tricks, casting drills, traveling, and SNUGGLING.

Jay Kirk with Hooligan

Mike DAY

with Herja

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Day proudly served twenty-one years and three months as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He is a skilled leader with a unique ability to bring out the best in others. As a platoon leader, he was responsible for the professional development of his SEAL team. Born in New Jersey and moved to Virginia Beach in grade school. He grew up in a chaotic home and enduring periods of homelessness. At seventeen he enlisted in the Navy.

Mike is an expert at intelligence gathering and tactical operations,including;open-and closed-water SCUBA, free-fall and static-line parachute, helicopter rope suspension techniques, breaching, small arms, and explosives. He is a free-fall and static line Jumpmaster and his career included three years as a member of the Navy’s Elite Leap Frogs skydiving team. He has deployed to Kosovo, the Philippines, and multiple combat deployments to the Middle East.

On what would be his final combat mission as a Navy SEAL, Mike was shot at close range by four enemy fighters and absorbed a grenade blast. Despite being wounded, Mike was able to neutralize all four enemy combatants, secure two prisoners, rescue six women and children, and evacuate to an awaiting helicopter.

https://www.perfectlywounded.com/

Mike Day

Warren EMMELL

with Breeze

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Warren Emmell

Matt TOOLE

with Kratos

Born in the south to a history teacher father who became a Naval Officer and a loving Mother; I was uprooted to the far corners of the earth. Growing up with two younger sisters and a brother;  we traveled up and down the east coast.  I learned global diplomacy in the midst of my adolescence attending highschool in the middle-east with kids from across the globe.

 

Graduating from high school in San Diego I ran and surfed the shores where I would be tested beyond measure. Coming back to my roots in the south I attended Old Dominion University and lived with my grandparents, (Meme’ and Pepe’). The Bachelors in International Studies was helpful to understand where I had been and why the people and places were the way they were; but my time spent learning from my Meme’ and Pepe’ was the true education.

My life experiences and work ethic was honed through fifteen years of service in the SEAL Teams.  I served alongside my Brothers in the deepest darkest waters and hottest driest deserts. It was an amazing journey and I’ve had the profound blessing of working alongside some of the most talented, selfless, hard working men in our country. My Brothers give and give, and then give some more; never asking for anything in return.

In my years in the SEAL Teams I was in four platoons and one training command. Three of my platoons I carried the automatic weapons suite.  I patrolled, ran and climbed with my brothers through austere and violent lands.  Obstacles that could hardly be imagined, were put before us that we not only survived through, but thrived in!  That being said it was all worth for my Family, my Brothers and my Country.  So many have given much more.

Returning to the Family Fold was a significant challenge.  I stopped my time short to save my Family. For a time, I was the greatest threat. Returning to American society presented its challenges as well. What worked overseas for conflict resolution wouldn’t be tolerated in the US of A.  Kratos, Dale and Frog Dog K9 built a bridge to start to heal those wounds.  I owe more than a debt of gratitude for what Dale & Frog Dog K9 have done for myself & my family.

Matt Toole

Adam DOBBINS

with Alita

I've been very fortunate to do some work and Demonstrations with Frog Dog K9 in the last few years. Frog Dog K9 has raised funds, assistance, and awareness for veterans, Gold Star families & Spouses; as well as being responsible for the introduction of my current Service Dog: Alita, (Belgian Malinois that will be 3 in May, 2024). I was having problems obtaining a K9 from other sources during a very dark unpleasant moment of my life & am VERY grateful to have Alita now and to be a part of the Frog Dog K9 tribe. K9 therapy, the K9 Tribe, and the assistance of a service dog have all greatly improved my quality of life & helped me form a new respect for myself and what these dogs are capable of.

Charlie MELTON

with Ragnar

“I’ve been taught by, trained, and worked with some of the top military and law enforcement snipers in the world.”

 

Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Charlie joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 19. He completed the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL course Class 176 and checked into his very first SEAL Team, (SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team-2) where he underwent 3 deployments, and eventually served as a SEAL Delivery Vehicle Instructor.

Eventually, he became the Leading Chief Petty Officer of Sniper School. He went on two deployments as part of SEAL Team-5, and ultimately received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Year for all SEAL Teams, and Runner-Up for PACIFIC-FLEET SOY.

Charlie served as the Operations Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Naval Special Warfare Unit-1 and was in charge of 14 Southeast Asian Countries. Later, he served as SEAL Team-1 Troop Chief and retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2015. Since his retirement, he opened CharlieMikePrecision, a Tactical Force Company specializing in Long Range Rifle, Pistol, and Carbine Courses. Engineering the most accurate rifles available on the market.

Charlie Melton with Ragnar

Erik LARSON

with Fury

Erik Larson, photographer from central Pennsylvania that collaborates with prominent nonprofits such as FDK9 to help raise funds and awareness for veterans and first responders.  

Erik Larson and Fury with Frog Dog K9

Allen FABIJAN

with Phobos

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