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).
U.S. Army Sgt. Kendra Coleman with her service dog, Smokey James. "It’s important for people to know that I’d do it again to keep America safe from terrorists.
A Canines for Veterans ~ service dog in loving arms. Don't know who is more in love - the dog or the veteran. So much love in their eyes.
Dogs4Diabetics: Service Dogs Alert for Low Blood Sugar Dizziness. A pounding heart and a racing pulse. Sweating. These are symptoms of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and for the estimated 3 million Americans living with Type 1 diabetes, preventing it from happening is a life-or-death priority. Unless you check your blood sugar level and take something to raise it, you're at risk of lapsing into a coma in less than an hour
Diabetic Service Dogs - they can smell a diabetic’s blood sugar dropping or spiking out of range early, so that they can provide their owner with an alert in advance of a crisis. “Alert” their owner to the onset of a change in their body’s chemistry and to keep alerting them until the condition is corrected or until they receive the help they need. Most can: Pick up and carry objects such as juice bottles. Retrieve cordless phones.Test breath for low blood sugar.