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.
SDA has developed very specific criteria and eligibility requirements for PTSD service dogs.
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), in conjunction with Trupanion, launched the U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program Jan. 27, 2014. The program will allow U.S. veterans with certified service dogs unlimited access to veterinary care. The program enables Trupanion to pay 100 percent of veterans’ certified service dogs’ veterinary bills. For more information contact Trupanion at (855) 482-0163. To read the full article, click on this “US Veteran Service Dog Program”.
ND Veterans with PTSD
North Dakota Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may now apply for a grant which may provide them with a specially trained Service Dog. The grants are on a fist come, first serve basis, and only veterans who are North Dakota residents are eligible to apply for the grant opportunity. Please complete the ND Veteran Application.
US Veterans with PTSD
It’s easy to apply for a service dog, and we are here to help you through the process. Download the US Veteran and learn more about the eligibility requirements and procedure of application. Then print and fill out the preliminary application and mail, email or fax.
Civilians with PTSD
It’s easy to apply for a service dog, and we are here to help you through the process. Download the Civilians PTSD Preliminary Application Packet and learn more about the eligibility requirements and procedure of application. Then print and fill out the preliminary application and mail, email or fax.
Service Dogs for America
P.O. Box 513
Jud, North Dakota 58454