Rottweiler Comforts And Protects Veterans With PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people, particularly veterans. Trying to cope with PTSD can make getting through the day difficult. Thankfully, service dogs are well trained to help.

One Facebook video shows a Rottweiler learning to respond with people in despair. The owner lays on the bed with the dog, and the big Rottie becomes like a giant teddy bear.

The dog cuddles up with the man, laying his head on the man's chest. Every time the man covers his eyes as though to cry or hits his head with the palm of his hand as if stressed, the dog has a simple move. He places his paw on the man's arm.

This may not seem like much, but a gentle, loving touch like that can make a huge difference to someone dealing with PTSD. There is healing power to those wet puppy kisses, and comfort in those big, furry shoulders when someone cries into them.

Dogs can provide all kinds of services to humans in need. Not just for our physical needs, but for our emotional needs as well.

Source: Little Things
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