What is the purpose of that for a service dog?We are teaching the service dogs the cover me, where they face the opposite way to alert their owner if someone is walking up behind them, but only when they are standing still. It's always neat to watch a dog work that has such good obedience/working skills. Even if it's not really applicable in real life.
For someone with PTSD a person coming up behind them without their knowledge can trigger an anxiety or panic attack or even a flashback. In a crowded store, knowing someone, the dog, has their six and will alert them lowers their anxiety level.What is the purpose of that for a service dog?