The Hero Chronicles With K9s For Warriors

September 8, 2021

In 2019, OceanFirst Foundation was honored with the opportunity to name a service dog sponsored by the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Foundation. After many, many nominations and lots of votes, we were so excited to announce the winning name selected was Hero! Fast forward to 2021 and Hero has officially entered K9s For Warriors training kennel, beginning his journey toward helping a warrior.

Today we launch the Chronicles of Hero, where we hope to share his training journey, pictures, and experiences. Meet Hero…

Hey guys! Hero here and I’m ready to save the day with a smile! I am putting in so much work here at Camp K9s. My trainer, Mr. Malique and I are working very hard on my impulse control and walking skills. I just want to give everyone kisses and play when we are on the walks to the yards! We have been taking puppy steps and we have been making lots of progress. My service dog cues are coming along well! We’ve been making “touch” a game and it’s a pretty fun game to play. I can’t wait to see what else my trainer has in store for me and I look forward to sharing it with you. Talk to you soon!

– Playfully, Hero

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