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We are a private provider of foundation trained PTSD dogs from £3000 or can provide training for your personal dog at £150 per session.

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What is a PTSD dog or assistance dog?

A PTSD dog, also known as a service dog, is a specially trained dog that provides support and assistance to individuals who suffer from PTSD. These dogs are trained to help their owners manage the symptoms of PTSD, which may include anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, and avoidance behaviour.

PTSD dogs are service dogs that assist with day-to-day living, assisting with specific tasks such as comforting during panic, anxiety and flashbacks, personal protection when out and about, waking from night terrors and responding to medication reminders and alerts; a companion brimming with unconditional love and support.

PTSD dogs can perform a range of tasks, such as waking their owners up from nightmares, providing physical comfort during panic attacks, and alerting their owners to potential triggers. They are also trained to help their owners feel more secure and confident in public settings, which can be difficult for individuals with PTSD.

In the UK, PTSD dogs are recognised as assistance dogs under the Equality Act 2010. This means that they are allowed access to public places, such as shops and restaurants, and can travel with their owners on public transport.

From £150 per session (dependant on location - we cover the whole of the UK)

We do supply foundation trained PTSD dogs, prices on enquiry.

We can provide payment options. With a non refundable deposit.

We offer PTSD dog training across the UK to assist people with PTSD or CPTSD.

- One To One Dog Training

PTSD Foundation Dogs Price on Enquiry, and training programs for your own dog.

(suitable for Family Protection, PTSD, Domestic violence support dogs)

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Why choose a dog as a ptsd assistant?

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Dogs are able to draw out the most isolated of people, by engaging in the training a person with PTSD learns new ways to interact and communicate without fear or anger. Caring for a dog also provides routine and regular exercise, which helps greatly with the effects of PTSD.

Dogs are often chosen as PTSD assistants in the UK for several reasons:

  • A strong bond with humans: Dogs are known for their strong bond with humans, which makes them well-suited for the role of a PTSD assistant. They are loyal, affectionate, and intuitive, and can sense their owner's emotions, providing comfort and support when needed.

  • Highly trainable: Dogs are highly trainable and can learn a variety of tasks to assist their owners with PTSD. They can be trained to perform specific tasks such as interrupting panic attacks, retrieving medication, or providing physical contact to help calm their owner.

  • Natural ability to sense danger: Dogs can sense danger and alert their owners to potential threats. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with PTSD who may be hyper-vigilant and on high alert for danger.

  • Recognised as assistance animals: In the UK, dogs are recognised as assistance animals under the Equality Act 2010, meaning they are legally allowed to accompany their owners to public places such as shops, restaurants, and public transportation.

Dogs make a fantastic choice as PTSD assistants thanks to their ability to form strong bonds with humans, their trainability, and their natural instincts to sense danger and provide comfort and support.

What is the effect of a PTSD service dog?

  • Regained independence, being able to get out and not staying locked away at home

  • Feel safe to leave home and re-engage with the community

  • Pride or a sense of achievement for completed tasks that once felt impossible

  • The ability to enjoy life again

  • The ability to meet new people and create lasting friendships

  • Happiness and relaxation

Is my dog suited to a support role?

We conduct a full-day assessment of your dog and let you know if they will suit the role. We also train and provide any breed, the most popular being German Shepherds, Labradors and Spaniels. throughout the training process, you will be involved to allow you to build the required bond.

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PTSD DOGS FOR SALE

Kenny

Kenny - now a licensed police dog

Prospect for PTSD Assistance Dog & Personal Protection Dog ( on trial with West Yorkshire Police )
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Zara Dog For Sale

Zara

Zara is 16 months old - Very loving family personal protection dog - Vet checked and microchiped - Brilliant with children, other dogs and around horses
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Bella

Bella 12 months old house dog - Ideal for family guardian dog & ptsd dog - Basic obedience training complete - Good with other dogs and children - Perfect for home - Vet checked
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