The impressive dog in our story is a 3-year-old Siberian husky named Banner. She acts as a medical, psychiatric service dog to Whitney Braley and has been with her since she was a puppy. Banner’s training has allowed her to be alert during PTSD episodes and anxiety attacks.
Whenever Whitney has anxiety attacks because of her PTSD, Banner moves her away from crowded places so that she can calm down. Banner can also identify migraines as well as variances in blood pressure. She is a helpful and loyal dog.
One fine day Whitney noticed that Banner was tugging on her dress to get her attention. Then Whitney decided to follow Banner and see what this was all about. Banner led her into the woods nearby and stopped near a sealed cardboard box.
Whitney was curious, so she opened the box and found seven newborn kittens inside it. It seems that Banner sensed the kittens inside the cardboard box. Their bodies were ice cold, and the kittens would have died soon if Whitney hadn’t found them. The kittens weren’t making any sounds or moving and would indeed have died if not found.
Whitney, along with Banner, brought the kittens home and took good care of them. She fed them properly and kept them warm. They were able to nurse the kittens back to health. Banner has even been acting overly protective of the kittens, just like a second mom. After the kittens recovered, Whitney put them up for adoption so that the kittens could find their forever home.
This all happened thanks to Banner, the kind husky. Isn’t this dog just amazing? She’s an inspiration to all of us. This incident also proves that animals have better qualities than humans. The people who left the kittens to die should be ashamed of their actions. They have a lot to learn from this kindhearted dog.
Below we have some interesting details about a psychiatric service dog;
A psychiatric assistance dog (PAD) is a dog that been trained to assist its owner who has been diagnosed with mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.
The uses for them are varied to the mental disorders and impairments that their owners struggle with, as they are trained to meet a person’s requirements before they are placed. Generally, a dog that has been a pet usually can’t be trained later as a service dog.
These dogs can interrupt harmful behavior and prevent their owner from lapsing into a panic attack. Amazingly, they can also provide a calming pressure if the owner faints, even guide a person out of an alarming situation, and circle their owner to create personal space, as the dog will use their body to block off other people. These dogs will turn on the lights if their owner is afraid. They will even retrieve medication. The list is endless what they can do.
To apply for a psychiatric service dog, you will need a medical doctor or licensed mental health professional recommendation.
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