psychiatric service dogs

Placeholder Picture

Psychiatric Service Dogs are specially trained dogs that help people with psychiatric or mental health problems. A Psychiatric Service Dog can help the owner manage anxiety attacks and panic attacks by helping to relieve the symptoms through contact. Psychiatric Service Dogs can alert an individual with obsessive-compulsive behaviors by "pawing" and distracting them from the unfavorable behavior.

Psychiatric Service Dogs are specially trained dogs that help people with psychiatric or mental health problems. A Psychiatric Service Dog can help the owner manage anxiety attacks and panic attacks by helping to relieve the symptoms through contact. Psychiatric Service Dogs can alert an individual with obsessive-compulsive behaviors by "pawing" and distracting them from the unfavorable behavior.

Psychiatric Service Dogs help with psychiatric conditions such as:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety
Severe Depression
Panic Attacks
Phobias
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Psychiatric Service Dog Training

Like all assistance dogs, a psychiatric service dog is individually trained to do work or perform tasks that mitigate their handler's disability. Training to mitigate a psychiatric disability may include providing environmental assessment (in such cases as paranoia or hallucinations), signaling behaviors such as interrupting repetitive or injurious behaviors), reminding the handler to take medication, retrieving objects, guiding the handler form stressful situation , or acting as a brace if the handler becomes dizzy.

Psychiatric Dogs are trained to:

Assistance in a medical crisis
Provide treatment related assistance
Assistance in coping with emotional overload
Perform security enhancement tasks

The above tasks represent what a Psychiatric Service Dog is capable of performing. Each psychiatric service dog is specifically trained to their owners personal needs based on their medical condition and may or may not include the above tasked described.

Psychiatric service dogs may be any breed or size suitable for public work. Some psychiatric service dogs are trained by the the person who will become the handler - usually with the help of a professional trainer by assistance or service dog programs.

A Psychiatric Service Dogs give their owner a reason to get out of bed every morning and go to work or an activity. These wonderful dogs provide loving care 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Sservice Dog Experts can train a Psychiatric Service Dog to meet a clients exacting needs.
We will be glad to answer any questions you might have about a Psychiatric Service Dog.