Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The 2017-2018 ND AMVETS State Commander Alan Wondrasek has selected his "Commanders Project". The project is to assist Service Members with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing trained dogs to perform tasks that mitigate their partner's disability. The dogs are trained to interrupt anxiety attacks, wake their partner from nightmares or night terrors,  heel in front or circle behind to create space, retrieve or remind their partner to take medications, and guide their partner safely to an exit and outside a building in stressful situations. A specially trained PTSD Service Dog can provide a sense of security, calming effect, and physical exercise that can make a positive difference int he life of an individual dealing with the daily challenges of PTSD. 

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Learn more about Service Dogs For America located in Jud North Dakota