Maverick got his new working “service dog in training” clothes. Sarge keeping a very careful eye out for his “rookie.”
Maverick and Sarge are being trained by K9s for Warriors.
Dog Bless You supports nonprofits that pair service dogs with war veterans and individuals with disabilities. These are the stories of those whose lives have been changed by a service dog.
Think that a PTSD service dog isn’t a “real” service dog? There are many tasks that PTSD service dogs perform. Some of them can be trained to do “front block” and ”rear block” to make their humans feel safer in a public space, anxiety contact, house clearing, “pull me up” (from the floor or chair) and retrieving (phones, etc).
Learn more about the benefits of a PTSD service dog from Soldiers Best Friend, a nonprofit that trains them for our nation’s veterans.