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Service Dog Helps owner with PTSD/Depression get out of bed

This is Raphael, my boyfriend’s psychiatric service dog, who helps him get up and out of bed every day, or even just stays in bed with him on those days when he just can’t-because Raph understands that sometimes with depression you just can’t, and that’s okay too. When we go out in public you’ll see… Read More »

Snow Day and Sander’s Health

💚Sander is a psychiatric service dog, I have Bipolar 1 💚 Sander has a hematoma in is right ear. So far we have had to drain it. An aural hematoma is a pool of blood that collects between the skin and the cartilage of a pet’s ear flap. Treatments range from draining the hematoma with… Read More »

What I Pack for my Service Dog for a Hike

Hi guys, Happy New year! This is what I take with me when Sander and I going hiking on small 2 hours hikes. I also put up some video and photos from or 1st hike of the year! my kit for Sander cotton rounds 3% hydrogen peroxide Tweezers./Scissors with blunt end. baby wipes hand sanitizer… Read More »

What I use to Make my Paracord Hands Free Leashes

This is a list of what i use and where I get it. Paracood — https://paracordgalaxy.com/ Free shipping when you order 15 packages Hooks– Walmart .89 each Amazon ZPOSE 10 for $10.00 prime free shipping Ebay– 1″ Nickel Plated / Silver Steel Welded Heavy Duty O Rings – landco317 $25.00 With free shipping 18″ 40… Read More »

Marianne Sheehan on Living with PTSD and Competing in The Titan Games

Air Force veteran Marianne Sheehan gives her experience living with PTSD with a service dog by her side. She also promotes her appearance on NBC’s upcoming event “The Titan Games,” hosted by The Rock. Sheehan was John’s guest on America Talks Live. Watch Newsmax TV on DirecTV 349, Dish 216, U-verse 1220, FiOS 615, or… Read More »

PTSD Check the Room Turn on the Lights Part 2

Answer to the video question below. Why did we wait until the end of the process to teach the dog how to turn on the lamp? Because it’s easier to teach the dogs the other criteria without the need to be correct about turning on and off the lights. That adds a complicating factor that… Read More »

PTSD Service Dog Task- Alternative to ‘Check the Room’ Intruder Alert: Turn on the Light Part 1

In this video, we focus on applying the use of criteria to training our dogs, not just looking at the steps of teaching the task to a service dog. Part 2 coming soon! Subscribe to receive it! Want to learn other tasks? Check out our online self-paced anxiety task class. https://www.servicedogtraininginstitute.ca/course-catalogue/19-course-catalogue/583-anxiety-tasks-class-description You can purchase many… Read More »

PTSD TV: Episode #1 “3 Ways to Stay Positive When You Have PTSD” Part 1

PTSD T.V. is a place where you can get help on your healing journey from two people who have been in your shoes. We talk open and honestly about PTSD and all it entails. Link to Episode 1 Part 2: https://youtu.be/1pY1bD-dWlw How it affected us as individuals and our relationship and how we were able… Read More »

Extinction Therapy

Assignment References Kinchin, D., 2004. Post traumatic stress disorder: the invisible injury. Success Unlimited. Nelson, H.E., 1997. Cognitive behavioural therapy with schizophrenia: A practice manual. Nelson Thornes. Alexander, L., 2013. Conditioning techniques in clinical practice and research. Springer. Bandura, A., 1977. Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological review, 84(2), p.191. Janak, P.H.… Read More »