EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS FOR VETERANS
Are you a veteran (or service member nearing separation), diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI? Do you feel a dog might provide emotional support through companionship and comfort? Perhaps your personal pet can help you.
These dogs are called Emotional Support Dogs or ESD dogs. While they are not task trained like service dogs, they can enrich emotional well-being.
Definition of an Emotional Support Dog (ESD): Emotional Support Dogs provide therapeutic support to disabled owners through companionship, non-judgmental positive regard, affection, and a focus in life. ESDs are allowed in public housing an d on airplanes, but do not have public access rights as guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is no official registration for Emotional Support Dogs.
The primary mission of our programs is to teach you how to read your pet dog’s body language. In doing so, you will be able to identify innate behaviors that he/she is providing to reduce your hypervigilence and other PTS or TBI symptoms.
We invite you to explore this program through our upcoming seminars and lectures specifically created for veterans with PTSD or TBI. Topics will vary but will frequently cover differences in Emotional Support Dogs and Service Dogs and demonstrate ways dogs communicate and how we can benefit from these behaviors in managing various stress-related symptoms. These seminars and lectures will be held at our training center or other locations in the community. They will ALSO be live streamed on our Facebook page to educate veterans around the country or anyone who would like to learn more about ESD’s.
Complete following inquiry form and we will notify you as seminar dates are set.