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How to Teach a PTSD Stress and anxiety Notify for Support Canine or Interrupt Self Harm Behaviors



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Educate your Psychiatric aid pet to suggest that you are having a worry attack or to interrupt increasing nervousness or self damage conduct.
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  1. I just want to say that I really appreciate this video
    I have a severe anxiety disorder that has prevented me from doing a lot of things, and has taxed my daily routine…well, if anything, my anxiety IS my daily routine. along side of this, I have blood pressure problems. I had to be home bound in my senior year of highschool because I passed out twice in one week, and the next Thursday after that(my birthday no less) I fainted again.
    I have two specific behaviours that annoys other people/put me at risk before an anxiety attack/during anxiety: shaking my legs/side stepping back and forth when standing/bouncing on my toes (basically moving really quick)
    and if I get caught moving too much, I go right to scratching deeply at my elbow/arm just for a stimulation.
    It was today that I learned you can have a Service dog for heart problems and anxiety, and I'm so grateful to see this video where you are training one for somewhat similar reasons.
    I'd like to look into getting a service dog, and I believe this video will be helpful to me (as well as plenty others) when training him/her….so…thank you for the video, I can assure you it means a lot to many people ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. As a psychiatric service dog trainer and handler, I appreciate these videos. I work in community mental health and I'm starting to see why too many dogs that are not properly trained.

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  3. are anxiety alert dogs posible to get in Canada. this is something I would definitely benafit from. iv wanted to get a SD but I have no idea on how to go about getting one

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  4. How do you get them to specifically nudge in the first place? Do you just sit there and wait until they do it or do you show them?

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  5. I have really bad anxiety to the point I cannot go out alone or I get so anxious and have tons of anxiety attacks, But family told me that is not a good reason enough to have a service dog?

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  6. This is SO amazing! I myself have bad anxiety, and need help to stop my annoying habits when getting it. This helped alot!! Thank you!

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  7. This is so interesting and entertaining

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  8. I've been doing my own research for a few years now before I start training my dog for anxiety. The only thing I can't find, is it against the law to do this out in public and get denied to bring your service dog into the place? Just wanted to make sure so I don't break any rules/laws in the process of doing so. Or if they ask for a card of proof of the dog's job, where do I get that stuff?

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  9. Thank you sooo much!

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  10. you didnt teach the self harm part??

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  11. Thanks for the short and dirty on this. about to retire my current service dog due to geriatric deafness and about to get another to start training. My old k-9 training g isn't as available on tap for me when I'm stressed or anxious, so it helps to be reminded what steps to do. It's been so long since I trained my current one, who was my k9 partner as a Police Officer. We naturally developed a bond that he naturally fell into to protect me.

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  12. that was a really great video and I will use it in training my dog but I do have a question. How do you teach the dog to nudge in the first place?

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  13. So how do you start the nudging in the first place?

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  14. When I have an anxiety attack I feel dizzy and reach my hands out to the nearest thing to ground myself. How can I teach my dog to put her head under my hand when this happens and not other times?

    I actually haven't had a bad panic attack in months and when I did (way worse than dizziness) it was in a restaurant where she put her head in my lap and kept licking my hand until I finally realized I needed to take a break and go outside to calm down. She's a trained service dog but not specifically a PSD. I want to encourage these behaviors she's doing already but I'm not sure how exactly. Any input is welcome!

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  15. When I get painc attack or loose control and start hitting myself, my dog automatecly crawls to my lap and tries to distrub/ make me stop. and i havent thought her anything

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  16. YAY!! Thanks for the video!
    I've been hoping you'd do some psych related tasks videos!
    Any chance you could tackle a demo of DPT, and alerting to someone approaching from behind? So many others to choose from but those are 2 good ones to continue with I think.

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  17. how did you teach the dog to nudge and what are other things the dog can do to distract their handler

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  18. love this video, and great advice!

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  19. I would like help train this to my dog, not necessarily a ptsd or as, I just want to train it to help me with my fear of walking out alone. My display of anxiety is usually just severely increased heart rate, maybe fast walking, or clenching my fists. How should I go about picking the behavior to alert? Clenched fists? is there a way for a dog to sense when my heart rate and fear levels increase?

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  20. Your videos are always spot on. You never miss a step or leave anything unexplained. Love the bit at the end about public access behavior, some people seem to forget about that… Thanks Donna!

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  21. Thank you I am very sick and I also have Trich so I'm hoping I can train my SD to stop my pulling.

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  22. Another awesome video on SD training. Thanks Donna.

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  23. Fantastic video Donna! Well explained. ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Zak

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  24. Thank you for this! I have a question about morphing behaviors. My SDIT created his own "alert" to my rising anxiety/panic which is barking. Do you have any suggestions for how I can morph this into a more appropriate (silent) behavior?

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