Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Are you working with someone that is familiar with training dogs for handlers with PTSD?
I recently donated a dog to a veteran with PTSD though we worked through an organization that finds the dogs and helps with the training. The dog's job is to redirect the handler when something triggers them (bumping their arm, jumping on them, getting their attention and giving body contact), to wake them up during a bad dream, to give the handler security, that they have someone there to watch their back. This vet also has memory loss and is diabetic so the dog helps find things and is learning to be a diabetic alert dog too.
From what I have been told group sessions are not for everyone.
Send me a PM and I can give you the contact information for the organization I worked through. I think they only work with veterans, but they should have some suggestions about who to contact.
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