9 May 2019


PTSD Service Dogs

Service Dogs by SDWR has developed a proprietary and unique program for training dogs to support veterans, adults and children who are daily coping with post traumatic stress disorder. There are a number of tasks the dogs can be taught to support those with PTSD including helping with medication reminders, other memory issues such as disorientation, directional challenges, and keeping track of time. Our mission is to provide service dogs that help PTSD victims gain independence over their condition. SDWR places golden retrievers and labrador retrievers, in EXTREME cases due to doctor-verified allergies, we can also place doodles.

SDWR and PTSD Service Dogs

Each dog is tailored and trained to best support our individual client’s needs. For PTSD service dogs, we train for things like teaching the dog to retrieve items such as drinks for taking medications or to alleviate dry mouth syndrome. The dogs can also be taught to respond to sounds such as door bells, smoke alarms, or other noises. Our goal is to train dogs that can effectively provide relief from emotional overload and caring for the service dog can offer consistency in a daily routine, offering increased independence and providing a buffer against apathy, low mental energy and unwanted attention in public places.

PTSD Service Dogs Tasks and Abilities

  • Assistance in Medical Crisis
  • Retrieve Medication and Beverage
  • Bring Phone in Emergency
  • Answer Doorbell
  • Bring Help Indoors
  • Assist to Rise and Steady Patient
  • Carrying Medical Supplies
  • Treatment Related Assistance
  • Timed Medication Reminder
  • Help Coping With Medication Side Effects
  • Alert Partner In Time of Distress
  • Alert To emergency Like Smoke Alarm
  • Assistance Coping With Emotional Overload
  • Provide Tactile Stimulation To Disrupt Overload
  • Wake For Work Or School
  • Combat Sedative Effects
  • Prevent and Combat Emotional Overload In Workplace
  • Public Panic Prevention
  • Security Enhancement Tasks
  • Support In Coping With Fear Of Intruder
  • Assist In Escape Strategy
  • Light Up Dark Room

PTSD Service Dogs Provide Peace Of Mind

Our program is completely tailored around each of our of our clients. We listen to what you tell us and we create a program that targets your primary concerns. In order to adequately provide you with information about our program, we would need to speak with you so that we can appropriately address your concerns. SDWR PTSD service dogs are primarily used for Veterans or children with a history of trauma. Our goal is to provide peace of mind to everyone in the family, not just the individual coping with a stress disorder. Our PTSD service dogs have a wide variety of abilities that could benefit you.

Our program involves every family in our service dog training program for over 1 year to 18 months during the customized training after placement that will occur in your home. Our initial delivery time is 4 – 5 consecutive days, with each subsequent visit every 90 – 120 days for durations of 2 – 4 days. Offering our services on a national and global makes SDWR’s Service Dogs accessible to every individual and every family affected by PTSD.

Contact Us For More Information

**Disclaimer: SDWR PTSD Service Dogs are intended for Veterans, adults, and children suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All outcomes and results may vary based on individual case by case basis. As part of the SDWR difference, we offer all of our clients a Lifetime Training Guarantee which you can learn more about here. Please contact us for more information about our programs.**

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