Elaina is a 6-year United States Army combat veteran who served a 12-month tour in Afghanistan. She has been working with training dogs for over four years, which includes general obedience training and over two years in the service dog industry.
Elaina joined SBF as a trainer in 2021. She is hoping to take her skills and experience to the next level by training with SBF. Elaina feels she can directly relate to the veterans who join the program since she has also been diagnosed with combat-related PTSD.
Elaina is grateful for the opportunity to work with SBF and excited to see the rewards that will come with placing rescue dogs with veterans and also rescuing the veterans, effectively touching two lives at once.