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Post Traumatic Stress Service Dog

Birmingham, Alabama

Psychiatric service dogs can help survivors of trauma to regain a sense of security and independence. These dogs frequently accompany individuals to stores, crowded locations, or other places that might trigger a negative emotional response. 

Tasks can include:

  • Blocking people while in a crowd or store

  • Alert to the onset of anxiety or a disassociative event

  • Applying deep pressure when needed

  • Interruption of night terrors

  • Performing room searches

  • Retrieval of medication or other items


Other Benefits:

  • Enhance security

  • Reduce suicidal thoughts

  • Instill a sense of family connection

  • Establish normalcy of routines and responsibilities

  • Assist in reintegration into society

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PTSD Service Dog
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