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Helping Service Dogs Help Us

The Need for Service Dogs

While many of the traditional jobs (hunting, sledding, herding) that dogs once performed are becoming increasingly rare in modern society, dogs are definitely in no danger of becoming unemployed. Demand for dogs and their special skills just keeps skyrocketing, including assistance dogs working in partnership with the disabled, police and military dogs helping keep our streets and soldiers safe, and even dogs working in a medical capacity, to detect cancer and other conditions. Continue reading

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Dogs As Treatment for Veterans with PTSD

These veterans and their dogs are recent graduates of K9s for Warriors.

These veterans and their dogs are recent graduates of K9s for Warriors.

Our Vanessa Woods has written an Op-Ed for LiveScience about dogs as treatment for veterans with PTSD. She writes:

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The United States has been at war ever since. For many U.S. military personnel who return from war zones, another type of combat awaits. The Dognition citizen science project is working with veteran support groups to help veterans better understand their dogs and raise awareness about how dogs can help veterans returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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