About PTSD Service Dogs
Training service dogs for individuals living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) requires very specialized knowledge and skills – in both the trainer and the dog. These service dogs must possess a perceptive nature, a courteous, compliant temperament and an intuitive spirit in order to perform their duties independently when the individual is facing a crisis. SDA’s training team works to identify and evaluate these unique dogs, and then train them to recognize and interrupt the behaviors associated with anxiety, panic attacks and nightmares. SDA’s trainers evaluate both dogs and applicants in order to effectively pair a successful team.
Service Dogs for America proudly accepts applications from both military and non-military individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).