Soldiers have one of the toughest jobs in the world. They go through lots of mental and physical stress during their deployment. And after their service is complete, they have a hard time adjusting to civilian life due to all the scars of their past. Most veterans are known to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This hinders them from a better life.
Veterans tend to need some form of therapy to overcome their problems, but this need is different for each of them. Some, unfortunately don’t receive treatment or therapy services at all, but due to recent awareness of their needs, different types of therapy are becoming more available.
Dogs are one of the best options for therapy for those suffering with PTSD. The video above features a commercial from The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation (KNGF). It shows us how much assistance a veteran dog can offer when it comes to helping a military veteran going through war related trauma. This ad was the winner of the Gouden Loeki 2014.
In the ad you will see how much these soldiers can benefit from therapy dogs that are trained to deal with people with PTSD and other trauma related disorders. These dogs seem to know just what their patients need, and seem to benefit just as much as the soldiers do.
For more information about The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation, you can check their website to see how you can help or just to know more about their amazing guide dog training program.
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