Certified Puppy Raisers are charged with the opportunity to raise and train a Comfort K9 puppy in conjunction with a Certified Dog Trainer and the Comfort K9's assigned Facility Handler. Raisers have the puppy in their custody for 30-43 weeks in a 12 month period (depending on the type of Shared Custody Program chosen by the facility) and have a list of requirements and expectations to execute while the puppy is in their care. Raisers are employees of Paws for Responders, LLC and are compensated for their time raising and training the puppy. Additionally, all major puppy expenses, such as food, medical, grooming, and training are covered by Paws for Responders, LLC, and Raisers receive a thorough (free!) education on methods and techniques used to help the Comfort K9 puppy mature into a successful working dog.