Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can all be crippling to our emotions and mental health. Sometimes people have a difficult time finding help or opening themselves up to acquire the right help for their mental health. Dogs for Emotional Support, Anxiety and PTSD are truly special for people dealing with mental health problems.
Let’s take for example a Veteran returning from service who has PTSD
PTSD is a serious issue, especially with war vets coming back to their civilian lives. Many have crippling depression and mental health problems that are extremely difficult to deal with. A PTSD Service dog can save a life in many cases. There’s been cases where a veteran cannot turn anywhere for any help, so they decide to commit suicide, but the service dog comes to the rescue.
Epileptic Seizures can be very scary for the person having one, as well as the people around.
These dogs are trained to be companions. Sometimes people who have epilepsy have recurring seizures that are very unpredictable, which can make it difficult for a trained dog and people to help the situation. If someone is going through having a seizure, the service dog can alert others that something is wrong, so that they can come help.
Hidden Pond Labradors
At Hidden Pond Labradors, we can train dogs for those in need of emotional support from their canine companions. There is no national standard for this work, but our instructor John Bellocchio can develop a dog’s skills that will make the dog stay close to its companion in times of panic, anxiety, re-lived trauma, emotional distress, and seizures.
If you’re in need of an emotional support dog for whatever reason, contact Hidden Pond Labradors at 607-857-1461 today, and we can help you find the right dog for your needs!