CANINE ASSISTED WARRIOR THERAPY
Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy®, also referred to as Service Dog Training Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention, is simple; those with PTSD, TBI and/or MST help PPH trainers with service dog training. Soothing, light-hearted contact with PPH puppies and dogs, together with caring and capable trainers, eases a Warrior’s symptom severity.
It helps suffering Warriors learn all over again how to trust. Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy gently guides Warriors to learn once again how to connect with others, both dogs and humans. Over time, Warriors who participate regain that sense of purpose that comes with accomplishing an important mission – training a lifelong service companion for other comrades in need. After all, the need to serve is built into a Warrior, just as it a dog.
The great part about Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy is that all it requires is a place to work with and care for dogs. At Paws for Purple Hearts, they are flexible on where the Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy is conducted. They can do it at their facilities, at a Veterans Administration (VA) facility, a Department of Defense or similar site.