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Rozax wrote:A friend of mine has PTSD and has a service dog that detects his moods. If he starts feeling aggressive or agitated, she sits on his feet and doesn't let him move until he calms down. She's a Bernese Mountain Dog mix, weighing around 100 pounds, so you're not going anywhere if she decides that you're not moving. He and his wife have tried training their other dog to do the same thing, and though the training has improved the pooch's behavior, he hasn't fully succeeded as a service dog.
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pueppi wrote:Rozax, is the Service Dog, servicing for anger management, or something else? Do you happen to have any information as to where a dog can receive training for this "mood detection"? It seems like it would be useful for many issues.
Rozax wrote:pueppi wrote:Rozax, is the Service Dog, servicing for anger management, or something else? Do you happen to have any information as to where a dog can receive training for this "mood detection"? It seems like it would be useful for many issues.
The latter questions have been answered, but yes, my friend is being serviced for anger management. Unlike us, who should be able to sense when we're getting angry, my friend doesn't actually realize it until he's close to doing something he'll regret (typically "just" screaming at someone, but that's bad enough, wouldn't ya say?), so the service dog tips him off. I don't know, but I'm guessing that his condition has to do with having his sympathetic system perpetually stimulated. You know - how do you know if you're stressed if that's how you feel all the time? The SD is sensitive to his mood, and who can be angry when she sits at your feet and looks up at you with those big puppy eyes?
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