KING OF PRUSSIA, PA., Mar. 9, 2019 – At Attention Dog Training®, King of Prussia's Force-Free dog training company, today announced that CEO and U.S. Army veteran David Shade will be the featured guest speaker at the No Dog Gets Left Behind Annual Spring Fling. No Dog Gets Left Behind is a Philadelphia charity and non-profit organization that provides financial support to reunite soldiers with stray dogs they bonded with while at war and deployed inside combat zones.
Mr. Shade, who served for four years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, will be speaking about the role dogs played in his transition to civilian life, his journey to become a dog trainer, and At Attention Dog Training’s commitment to force-free, fear-free, and pain-free, positive reinforcement-based training methods.
“After serving my tour oversees in Afghanistan, I was trying to recover from both physical and mental trauma. Getting my first dog was truly a life-changing and life-saving decision,” said Mr. Shade. “The unconditional love and companionship of a dog can provide soldiers across the country with comfort and relief as they readjust to life after combat and recover from PTSD. I hope in turn to save as many dogs’ lives as I can, by supporting the work of organizations such as No Dog Gets Left Behind, and by keeping dogs in happy homes through promoting and educating dog-owners on force-free training methods.”
The Annual Spring Fling will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Penns Landing Caterers from 7:00-11:00 p.m. ET. Proceeds from the event will help No Dog Gets Left Behind provide the financial support required – around $5,000 per pet – to reunite combat veterans with the stray dogs they bonded with while deployed.
About At Attention Dog Training®
At Attention Dog Training® was founded by David Shade in 2015, providing basic obedience, puppy training, and behavior solutions for dogs of all kinds. At Attention Dog Training® employs Force-Free, Fear-Free, and Pain-Free positive-based reinforcement methods based on proven science to promote learning and establish a well-balanced relationship between dogs and their owners. David and his family have been active in the dog world advocating for the humane treatment of animals, as well as supporting several different rescues through foster and adoption. In 2018, At Attention Dog Training® was voted Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs for dog training services.
Lesley Shade, Chief Operating Officer and Trainer, VSA-DT