The guys sat down with Erick and John to discuss their new mission in the veteran community utilizing their K9 training to prevent veteran suicide and save lives. Erick Innis is a veteran Army Ranger and Navy SEAL K9 instructor. Erick had the distinction of being selected as a Special Operations K9 handler in 2009 and served 5 combat tours. Erick serves as an expert trainer both in the military and law enforcement and SAR landscape.
John was selected to join the United States Navy SEAL K9 Teams. Throughout multiple deployments, John trained multi-purpose K9s, including dogs to search and clear hostel combat areas for any explosives or potential hazards. Knowing and understanding a dog’s behavior is extremely critical in these situations—and John is an expert on reading a dog’s behavior and their body language. This expertise allowed John to successfully train and handle one of the most capable multi-purpose K9s in the NAVY SEAL K9 teams.

Thank you guys! To donate, volunteer or apply for your own dog contact Rescue 22 at or call 833-R22-VETS

Veterans Crisis Line: 888-772-0655
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

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