Jake Kauffman needs the PJ Association to help him acquire a service dog. Jake is an active duty PJ, suffering the effects of combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A specially trained PTSD dog provides a sense of security, calming effects and physical exercise that can make a positive difference in the life of those that suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dogs Serving our Veterans....
Like all assistance dogs, a psychiatric service dog is individually trained to do work, or to perform tasks that mitigate their handler's disability. Training may include providing environmental assessment (in cases involving paranoia or hallucinations), and signaling behaviors to remind the handler to be calm, or to sit or lie down, and thereby interrupting repetitive or injurious behaviors.
PTSD Service Dogs can literally change the life of a Veteran or other persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They can retrieve objects, will lead the handler away from stressful situations, and can help a veteran remain calm and sometimes prevent people from crowding around or rushing up behind a veteran in public places, providing buffered personal space.
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