Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has many sides, and the best approach to coping with it is multi-faceted. Our program combines specially trained PTSD service dogs with a Trauma Resiliency Program and life-skills training meant to complement the veteran’s ongoing therapy program.
We’ve built a reliable dog-training program over many years. We want to see more PTSD service dogs paired with the veterans who need them. So, we launched our PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy. We teach our process to professional dog trainers so This Able Veteran can help more veterans all over the country.
We believe in our program because we’ve seen it work. But we want proof. Clinical Outcomes Group, and Southern Illinois University’s psychology department measured PTSD symptoms in our veterans before This Able Veteran training, during training, one and six months post-graduation. The study shows significant improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety and anger.