Household Assistance Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) /Anxiety dogs

We live in a modern age of uncertainty. PTSD and anxiety unfortunately affect millions of people around the world and has major implications on one’s relationships, career, and ultimately overall life.

It has been proven that through the companionship and assistance from canines, that the symptoms of PTSD/anxiety can be managed, even reduced, facilitating the handler’s recovery process. Jager K9 has seen first first-hand how a PTSD dog can reduce a handler’s need for medication.

Household Assistance PTSD/Anxiety Dogs are capable of fulfilling all the emotional and support needs that a fully trained, certified Service Dog has, without having public access rights. Public access rights are defined as the ability to bring your certified Service Dog with you to public places that would not normally allow animals, such as restaurants, movie theaters or on public transport.

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How does a Household Assistance dog help with PTSD/Anxiety?

A Household Assistance Dog trained for PTSD/Anxiety is capable of learning and preforming a multitude of helpful tasks within the handler’s house to aid them, improving their quality of life and assisting with every-day tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Grounding, distracting, or guiding their handler in an event such as dissociation or panic
  • Provide tactile stimulation or deep pressure therapy
  • Interrupting potential disruptive behavior toward self or others
  • Wake their handler up during a night terror and keeping them calm upon awakening
  • Alert to oncoming panic
  • Providing companionship and unconditional love

Household Assistance PTSD/Anxiety dogs are trained according to the family’s needs

Each PTSD/Anxiety Guardian Dog is custom trained to integrate seamlessly into a family’s household. Jager k9 can train a dog to respond to the symptoms of a specific individual, or for certain triggering moments as requested.

We only use a positive reinforcement, supportive, well-balanced approach to training which encourages the dog to bond with first and foremost their handler, as well as other members of the household.