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PTSD dog article

This one actually talks about tasks!

Dogs can be vets’ best friends - S.C. at War - TheState.com

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The dogs help veterans build a relationship with another living being, which brings back a feeling of competence and confidence that they can take care of the animal.
The dog is trained to be calm in all situations, and even to apply pressure on the different parts of the person’s body that alleviate anxiety: the feet, the legs, the lap.
“The dog is like (an anxiety) meter,” Thirkield said.
They are even taught to obey military orders, as other soldiers would in combat.
Directed to “block me,” the dog takes the point to warn of any danger ahead.
“Watch my back,” means the dogs does an about-face and keeps an eye on everything behind the service member.
“Pop a corner” means the dog looks around an upcoming corner to make sure the way is clear.

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