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I’m only Going for seven more weeks before we say goodbye, and he goes on to the next phase of his career, in a highly-trained dog.

However, I am often asked, “What will happen if he goes off to doggy college?”

On Aug. 9, he began his professional training with a very experienced, Dog, Trainers, who are going to start with the evaluation of him to determine how he can best serve a person with a disability.

Some of them are picked to go in our new program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a sometimes debilitating illness that is the result of experiencing a frightening event. June 27 is National PTSD awareness day, so this is a great opportunity to focus on how a service dog can help someone with this condition.


The reality is that too many of our nation’s military men and women returning from duty with PTSD. These veterans may have difficulty in social situations, such as going out to eat, going to the grocery store, or even on the way to see a movie because of all the noise and hustle and bustle. The dog’s Independence is recognized in the beginning of the service dogs can really make a difference to people living with these signs or symptoms, in order to help them to be a part of the community.

With that in mind, here are a few of the ways your Dog can help veterans with PTSD.

A Nightmare Break

Dog of the Independence of the Instructor, Leah Jacobson, was in the train from Athens to recognize when a veteran is in distress during the night. He pulls the covers off, which will help you to gently wake up to the veteran and, therefore, that the nightmare was interrupted.
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A lot of veterans with PTSD and have terrible nightmares, the kind that you just can’t shake it. They are often accompanied by a tremendous commotion, flailing in the bed, and/or loud vocalizing. The dog trains the dogs to look out for these cues, which means that their partners are in need of help. Once the dog recognizes these signals, it may be the dog is pulling the sheets of the bed, waking up from the owner care. The dogs are trained to do this in two different ways: As an ex-service man, has a history of violent nightmares, his dog, and pull their covers off, and sat next to him, her or it, or, if it is safe or not, the dog is trained to jump up on the bed to wake up their sleeping partner.

What the dog is doing it to help them, to bring them back to the present moment, to let them know that they are at home and they are safe, secure, and loved.

The Fear Of Interruption

They was in the train from Athens to recognize certain physical signs, it means that the veteran may be in a heightened state of anxiety and fear (the name given to the head of the well. While it is trained to be able to pause, play, and comfort in mind, so that they do not have to manifest itself in a more serious way.
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This is a very common symptom of PTSD. The dog will learn to their dogs, and to identify many of the major physical signs that people show when anxious, such as a tap or bump on the foot or the leg. We can train any dog will recognize this behavior and approach to their life and when they see it, while resting their head on the human’s lap, which is a welcome change and will help to break down that anxious feeling.

A physical cue is that the veteran may not even realize that they have to show that their face is in their hands, rocking back and forth, not paying attention to their surroundings. We have to train the dog to recognize this and to interrupt it with a gentle nudge, or a poke.


At the rear

While it and They are working on the “back” command. This creates a space for the veteran to be in a noisy environment.
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We all know that some of our veterans with PTSD to stay at home, isolated, because they are hyper-vigilant and constantly on the look-out. They also tend to be afraid that one of them is to have an impact on their ability to go out and lead a normal life.

We will be training the dogs as a buffer, which is at the back of their partner, and if requested to do so. If the dog follows the human being, that is, they create extra space, and that the veteran will feel protected. This makes for a more comfortable environment where they can feel safe and confident on the outside, and to be able to go on to have a normal life. Our dogs will be able to help those veterans who are in need of an extra push to get you to come in and be a part of the world.

The light

While it and They are working on the “light” command. While it may be in a dark room and turn on the light, and for the veterans to come.
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The fear of the unknown which, in turn, may lead to a fear of the dark. Our dog Dog to learn a command with the name of “the light”, which tells the story in a dark room, with a competitive edge over the years, the focus is on the light switch and turn it on. This is very handy for a few of the veterans who may be apprehensive about going into a dark room. It may be helpful for the veteran to break out of isolation and get into a more regular routine at home.


I’m excited about Going, no matter what his future is. It would be an honor, though, when Spike grew up to be a service dog, which has been one of our nation’s veterans. They sacrifice so much for us, it’s the least I can do for them.

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