Joe Trainor, Jr. served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion , 75th Ranger Regiment with two tours in Afghanistan. He participated in the initial airborne assault on October 19, 2001 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Trainor led his team into Building 1  (Taliban Barracks Building) setting a solid foothold within the country for future missions, and all follow on forces for what is known as the Global War On Terror.

 When Trainor returned from combat he experienced transitional issues, like so many armed service veterans.  Trainor found comfort in a dog while contemplating suicide.  Because of that experience, he made it his life’s mission to help reduce the number of veteran suicides by pairing veterans with dogs.  In April 2012, he set out on a mission to get as many dogs to as many veterans as possible.  14DDV was set in motion.  Trainor trained 14 rescue Dogs in 14 Days for 14 Veterans in the parking lot of a church in a crime-ridden community on the west side of Chicago.

Trainor then founded the charity, 1Pet1Vet Inc. N.F.P, which continued his pursuit of saving lives of dogs and veterans daily.

Joe recently stepped away from the board of directors of 1Pet1Vet to further his reach to more veterans by launching programs with the Jason McKie Foundation and the Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation whereas the “McKie’s K-9s” program will pair rescue dogs from the Bickell Foundation with Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans to help cope with their transitional medical issues.

In addition to his many years of extensive training of dogs for veterans, Trainor’s premier pet service provider, Get Your Dawg On, specializes in basic obedience, walking, boarding and security-focused training for high-profile clients such as actors, professional athletes and corporate executives.

 Trainor is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (Member # 86534)

American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator

Working/Service Dog Handler.


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Joseph Edward Trainor Jr


Service Dog C.T.

Founder/ C.E.O