In this video, the girl is simulating an anxiety attack to train the service dog. You see her hitting her head, pulling on her legs and hair. The dog stays calm and gently places his paws on her hands to stop her from harming herself. He lays his body on top of hers to calm her senses and provide a sense of safety. The dog succeeds in his mission to calm the girl and helps her out of her anxiety attack. How incredible!
Individuals suffering from a plethora of disorders have gained extreme relief through the service of these emotionally attuned dogs. They provide an outstanding sense of calm and eventual relief through ensuring their owners safety. The physical touch of the dog and their ability to remain calm affects the human suffering their attack in a truly special manner.
The most well known service dogs are animals who guide humans with visual impairments. Recently, with the open conversations happening surrounding mental health, service dogs have been incorporated into the human’s management and healing regime. These dogs may go anywhere with their owner, as attacks may happen at any time. Registering your dog as a service dog has many perks involved, the most notable being that they are allowed to travel by your side, even in the air, and enter most stores they were not previously allowed.
These dogs are extraordinary and maintain so many different talents that aid in both the physical and mental well-being of humans. Specified anxiety service dogs, such as the one in this video, have the ability to perform a multitude of specific tasks the human would suffer without. These tasks help the human escape their mental attack. The service dog’s talents include detecting anxiety and panic before it surfaces or returning with the human’s medication when in need, physically fetching a human to help. These dogs are trained to place their paws on the human and provide pressure that ensures their owners safety. These methods have been found to be extremely helpful. Service dogs may even retrieve their owners cell phone or turn on the lights during a PTSD attack which will help the owner connect to their surroundings.
The benefits of having a service dog by your side, no matter which physical or mental ailment you suffer, go above and beyond. Besides helping you in each moment of distress, having a dog in your company ensures you get outdoors and are more social in community settings. It is easier to get out the door with a dog’s leash in hand! Many people stop to talk to you and it is easy to stimulate conversation!
When you are in the company of a dog, you can’t help but adopt their natural instinct of living in the moment and truly enjoying life. You can’t help but laugh at the silly things they do and smile at their goofy grins. It is an incredible gift to share your emotions with an animal companion, especially one that is specially trained to handle your severe moments. You are never alone when they are with you.