What is a “Seizure Response Dog”?

Cute dog waiting patiently for his master on a city street

 

Seizure response dog is often the name you see or hear when the subject is in the air. Are you familiar with what the term means? SDWR provides it’s clients with trained Seizure Response dogs. What this means is the Service Dog is trained to act as a response to an epileptic seizure. Seizure Response Dogs are NOT trained to predict a seizure before it occurs. SDWR trains seizure response dogs to activate life-alert systems, find help, and stimulate a person during a seizure. Some people with epilepsy have found that seizure dogs help them with securing speeding assistance when a seizure occurs. Having a seizure response dog present during an epileptic seizure in a surrounding where the people present may not be familiar in how to act can cause outcome of the situation to spiral downward. Our service dogs are trained to act appropriately. Seizures come about suddenly. We at SDWR understand the fear our patients have leaving the comfort of their home because of the fear of having a seizure while out. The fear of not being helped, feeling helpless, and possibly injured severely is always on the mind. Although our Service Dogs do not predict when a seizure will happen, they are your ounce of relief that help is there in case one does occur. Your SDWR Seizure Response Dog acts as your brace, literally and figuratively. Our service dogs are trained to be a brace to their handler during or after a seizure. Seizure Response Dogs assist you in getting back on your feet. They are your mental support as well. Who better to receive unconditional love and affection from than a loyal furry friend?

Interested in a Seizure Response Dog?

If you or someone you know is in need of a Seizure Response Dog, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers can be reached at 540-543-2307 or fill out our contact form here.