Company in your PTSD Lows
Most people would agree with the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend”. Those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are the perfect candidates for a furry four-legged best friend. People suffering from PTSD describe feeling alone and have trouble relating to others. Their guard is always up. A SDWR Service Dog has your back and protects you just like your buddy system comrade in the military. Your Service dog will love you unconditionally even during those moments when you feel like you can’t relay the love back to them. Studies show petting a dog releases oxytocin, which is the “feel good hormone” in the brain. The action has been associated with happiness and affection.
Comfort in your PTSD
The love and happiness you gain from a service dog, as a person with PTSD, can alter your everyday life. Those who suffer from PTSD have issues with trust. Feeling safe in the world after a certain experience is difficult. Whether it be a car accident or a tragedy, a service member who was involved in that triggered the condition. Furthermore,being trustworthy creatures, dogs assist in the healing process that takes place to get the patient back to trusting their environment. Service Dogs by Warren Retriever’s PTSD Service Dogs are trained to make the patient’s lives more manageable. The Service dogs are trained to perform specific physical tasks, like waking a person during a nightmare, accompanying them outside the home, and stimulating for re-orientation during a flashback. The PTSD Service Dogs are also trained to perform based on a reaction that is obtained by canine natural senses. This basically means your Service dog will be communicating with you what they are naturally able to sense. Tasks like these include medication reminders, clearing a room for safety, and alert to emotional escalation.
If you think you or someone you know could possibly benefit from having a PTSD Service Dog, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation. We can assist you in determining if our program or a service dog is right for you. To contact us please call 1-540-543-2307, or fill out a Contact Form