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I'll take a lot of -- conditions they've got the remarkable ability to -- and comfort us without even saying a word.
It's why the organization guardians of rescue is matching dogs with veterans who are suffering from PT -- Here to talk about how the -- of war program is saving lives Robert necessary who's -- of guardians of rescue.
And two veterans suffering from PT SD former US army specialist committee Strobl and his -- goal puppy Harley.
And corporal John Wallace who heads up the -- of war program and his dog Tommy great to have all of you here thanks so much.
-- -- -- -- -- I'm already love in this segment to be able to talk to you because I know how important.
Dogs can be just even if we're not suffering from PT EST the Robert I want to talk about how.
Important it is and how do you go about picking dogs to go with veterans to help them through the process.
Every rather it has a -- suffering from PT is he has a unique needs requirement.
And the majority of -- training is based on little things such is.
When if his.
Issues start acting up at at midnight when the lights go out into the until we'll stay on the bed and then in the tomorrow night.
If we want to get to soldier and a veteran out in the morning we trained to wake him up at 6 AM.
So he knows that you know what now he's gonna go jogging tell -- Some of the things that the dogs are trained to do and I think we've got some video that you can we -- great forest.
So tell us about what we're gonna see in these clips.
As to that specific.
Here is a veteran who.
It is an example.
Staging a a depression vote.
And -- hunched over.
And lucky is going to him and he's trying to grab his attention he's nudging him he's kissing him and he's trying to shift him.
And now his energy level is changing so that's one thing that these therapy dog would do and so he's been trained to notice the mood to detect that.
And to try to just.
Given -- him lift his spirit and physically push him.
To the next level to get his mind off wherever it may be at that moment and then go to it could be you clutching a ball.
Doing something different okay -- we got another clip and describe for us the application for this particular doll.
How we're learning.
That many of the veterans returning.
Suffering from PT EST because of the roadside bombings.
And they cannot get into a car.
So the ones that do need to travel.
We train the animal to go into the vehicle not to -- two to communicate or to.
In any way distract the veteran while driving but state -- -- -- calm and given that comfort level.
Now when you have a dog like this it's helping them in the vehicle.
Obviously that the individual veteran.
Yeah is still going through some memories how does the dog create the atmosphere the -- in the comfort and a confidence that he otherwise wouldn't have.
Well I think key.
Is a different thought -- and when.
Told his wit that so -- that veteran laden and we learned and we train the veteran to experience great -- to bilk.
It could be going to -- And agility class so all these good things that abilities keep doing with a soldier.
When he's getting bad thoughts go -- -- what tomorrow's -- agility class would go there tomorrow and some new friends have been taken to a park and in India.
You know for new friend that he met this what it brings -- new energy of memory into his brain.
-- take another look this is a clip and in different application.
For the for the dogs.
This -- A veteran that may have.
Fallen down for several different reasons and or just dealing -- a series of anxiety.
And he will worked it to -- will be trained to work with that soldier would not to give him that heavy knowledge and -- to sue him.
To sue him and slowly bring him up.
What kind of results.
Robert have you seen from using the dogs to help veterans come back and adjust to.
As normal life as is possible with PT EST I don't I don't know -- veteran at eleven have a normal life that's suffer from PT EST.
But the results.
Amazing and and they tell me every day -- petitions.
Can I don't know what I would do without the stock.
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