The Service Dogs Helping Veterans With PTSD

The Service Dogs Helping Veterans With PTSD

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A CHARITY is giving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers a new lease of life by pairing them up with service dogs. 1Pet1Vet, based in Kankakee, Illinois is a non-profit organization that specialises in pairing and training companion and emotional support service dogs with military veterans, to cope with the effects of PTSD. The charity was started in 2013 by Afghanistan veteran Joe Trainer Jr.

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Videographer / director: Brad Podowski
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Sonia Estal

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  1. ipsurvivor on January 6, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Some of what they are describing sounds like comfort or support animals. A service dog has to be trained to perform a task or tasks that mitigate or is related to qualifying disabilities. Snuggling when the guy is stressed is acceptable if the dog is trained to do it every time the guy is stressed. If it’s just an instinctual thing then it probably wouldn’t be. I think the video could be slightly more technical in this regard. For example… Indicating that Nola had been trained to rub against the guy when he’s stressed. Snuggle would probably be acceptable as long as it is a trained act and not just an act of human/pet bonding which many pet owners experience with their pets when they are stressed,
    Other than that the video is pretty good in bringing out aspects of PTSD that most people aren’t aware of.

  2. Rhonda Smith on January 6, 2020 at 12:08 pm


  3. jimmyhatts on January 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Bless you all involved

  4. TexasGirl Rocks! on January 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm
  5. *Ana* :p on January 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I haven’t watched but I know it’s great

  6. carolineg on January 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    honestly this channel deserves so many more subscribers

  7. Official Keona Jordan Music on January 6, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    This is amazing!

  8. Peter Jones on January 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Gives a whole new perspective on life,being needed and having a friend .Priceless ! LuvYAH

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  10. HMB PANDA on January 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    What happens when they die do they get new ones that look alike

  11. Jayden Buck on January 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    it warms my hart 🙂

  12. AN MEDIA on January 6, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    What if you scared of dogs

  13. Gigi Schuster on January 6, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    My family and I have foumd it difficult in MI and trying to find a Service Dog place that doesn’t discriminate to help if your not in army or not in wheel chair suffering with CPTSD. Its worse almost debilitating in holidays night terrors and can’t go out and about. Even during none holiday months, we have desperately asked around for a place that does not turn their backs on CPTSD suffers who need a service dog, have proof by therapy specialist that works to help sufferers and a psychologist. However so far years of torment and suffering from my CPTSD and not one place willing to work witj me to receive training and have a Service Dog because I’m not outerly handicaped nor from military. Its shameful and discourages PTSD suffers. When the ability is there to help a Sever CPTSD suffer you try to contact service animal places the years of proof is there so is the recommendation, however been turned away because the not in wheel chair, not a military person….how much more does this government and those who would help based on those factors continue to bring dispare, and discourage us who could finally get through the days, nights years with the help assistance of a Service Dog. My family and I feel helpless, I never asked to suffer from CPTSD, but being turned away cause I don’t meet their "for military and ♿ handicap criteria, overlooking my CPTSD" its a slap to my face and tearing me down and ready to give up on ever having the chance for a functional life with an Service Dog assistance that was recommended.

  14. Kristen Brown on January 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Love this!!!!

  15. Plague Doc on January 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Had a friend of mine who was a war veteran…although he volunteered and trained to go help. He was in africa where there were alot of gangs/rebels stealing resources that were sent out to the poor parts. One of his guys down there who was one of his best friends while there got shot right next too him and bled out in front of him. Was very anti social once he got back, was a new guy really. I would basicly force him to go outside and walk with me cuz he wouldnt leave the house otherwise. Eventually I talked him in to babysitting my older sisters dog during one weekend. As I knew it would force him to go outside and also be social, although not with another human. Once the weekend was up, he told me he wanted a dog. Now about two years later and he has no big issues with anything and remember him crying thanking me for giving his life a purpose again. I’m not a crier but god damn does that take alot from a strong man like that to say that while in I sure as hell teared up.

    Think alot of these guys just need a purpose to do things. They feel somewhat empty. A dog can really enhance your life, even if u dont have PTSD. But maybe have a hard time being social, going outside and so on.

  16. Pawanjit Kaur on January 6, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Why would u dislike this video?

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