About PTSD Service Dogs


Service Dogs for PTSD

Service  dogs can help in many ways. They can be trained to provide a buffer  zone between their human and others,  recognize  repetitive motions,   alert to the approach of someone from behind, guide their human to a  safe place, turn on lights in a dark room and interrupt nightmares, and  many  other important tasks. 



 Bonding with your dog or puppy is extremely important.  That is why our courses allow you to take  your dog or puppy through the entire training process from start to  completion as a Certified Service Dog Team.  Graduate classes for  continued education and growth and follow up services are available. 


Symptoms of PTSD

  • Flashbacks
  • Unwanted thoughts of the traumatic event
  • Night terrors or nightmares
  • Feeling as if the event is re-occurring in the present moment

  • Numbing
  • Isolation
  • Self-medication
  • Depression
  • Denial
  • Emotional shut down
  • Feeling disconnected

  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Avoiding thoughts, activities, places and people
  • Emotionally volatile - having angry outbursts, engaging in high risk or high adrenaline activities, easily startled, always alert
  • Memory loss, confusion, inability to focus
  • Loss of ability to function well in daily life - feeling unsure, inattentive or over-reactive, difficulty connecting with others

Person may experience some or all of these symptoms