The Value of Assistance Dogs for PTSD

Dogs are a great teacher, and they are also great emotional support animals to those of us dealing with ptsd, and anxiety, I know my boy Nitro is everything to me, not just my eyes…

Fighting for a Future

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Introducing Toby ! a MindDog which is a Psychiatric Support Dog who goes everywhere with me and is trained to be sensitive to my moods and needs. He puts his head on my lap when I am upset or anxious and places a paw on my hand and repeatedly pats me until I pay him attention diverting my attention from my anxiety. It works. It brings me back to the present. He is fitted with a GPS tracker and when I try and escape the house he won’t leave my side and my husband is able to find me using his telephone. He is trained to open doors so closing the door on him does not work !!!! He is trained to bark if there is a smell of blood so if I cut he barks alerting my husband that I have cut. He’s a treasure and has kept me safe…

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Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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