30 Jun 2014

PTSD Service Dog

SDWR Service Dogs

Did you know that a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Service dogs can provide a great deal of emotional support to the survivors of trauma? Has your PTSD kept you from living independently? Experiencing a traumatic event can trigger longstanding PTSD but here at SDWR we can help you heal.

Because experiencing a traumatic event like; combat, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, or a natural disaster can overtake your life. Because PTSD affects approximately 7.7 million, SDWR has begun training special service dogs to relieve the pain for adults and children alike. Quite frequently, the most devastating part of this disease are the frequent flashbacks. Re-experiencing a traumatic event through a flashback can prevent victims from experiencing a fulfilling and independent life. At SDWR want to help you find peace by connecting you with a companion animal that will provide you with emotional support whenever PTSD strikes.

PTSD Service Dogs and Their Benefits

The major benefit of a PTSD Service Dog from SDWR is their ability to calm you in the event of a flashback. According to Smithsonian Magazine, “researchers have accumulated evidence that bonding with dogs has a biological effect, such as elevated levels of the hormone oxytocin.” “Oxytocin is the hormone that improves trust, the ability to interpret facial expressions, the overcoming of paranoia and other pro-social effects—the opposite of PTSD symptoms.” An SDWR service dog is a constant source of emotional support that provides healing and emotional correction to help you not only feel safe during an episode. Our PTSD Service Dogs are part of a balanced treatment to eventually help you totally overcome your disability.

At SDWR, we are fully aware of the positive affects our furry companions can have in improving your lifestyle. Based on both our original research, and other leaders in the field,we have found that training a Service Dog is an effective treatment for those struggling with PTSD. A SDWR Service Dog can have an over-all calming affect that will help during flashbacks, nightmares, social anxiety and so much more. Your PTSD Service Dog will not only help you emotionally, he is trained to alert you when a panic attack is about to happen and then retrieve your medication and assistance when necessary.

You don’t have to live alone with your PTSD. The community here at SDWR is prepared to connect you with the right dog as well as a group of people just like you. If you are looking for a PTSD Service Dog for emotional support, allow SDWR to introduce you to a companion that will help you every step of the way

Our PTSD Service Dogs Will Serve You In The Following Ways:

  • Emotional Support
  • Protection from harming self and others during an episode
  • Flashback Care
  • Medication retrieval and soothing support during a panic attack
  • Unconditional Love and constant companionship
  • Improved Sleep
  • Steps toward healing from PTSD and its effects