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Help Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses – YouCaring.com

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Help Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses – YouCaring.com.

Service Dog Fundraiser - Help Fund a Service Dog

Service Dog Fundraiser at Youcaring.com

Canines 4 Hope has begun a Service Dog Fundraiser through youcaring.com. All donations will be applied to the purchase of service dog for clients who want and need a service dog but may not have the funds available. Our goal is to always have the Service Dog Funds available so people do not have to wait to get on the road to the quality of life they deserve. We appreciate any and all donations as do our clients. Thank you!

A little bit about Canines 4 Hope and our Service Dogs and Service Dog Training services:

We are Canines 4 Hope, Certified Service Dog Trainers and we offer trained Service Dogs and Service Dog Training for children and adults with medical afflictions such as Diabetes, PTSD, Seizures and Autism. Our service dogs are trained to the specific medical needs of each person. Since medical insurance companies do not pay or reimburse for the cost of a medical service dog, many times our client’s have to make the hard decision to put their medical needs on hold while they attempt to save up for the purchase of the service dog. Our goal for this fundraiser is to help our clients get on the fast track to a better quality of life and with your help, we will use the money donated to help fund a service dogs for our clients.

We provide trained service dogs for people with limitations that require a dog to help with everyday tasks, early warning situations or companionship. Customized service dog training include:

Diabetic Service Dogs, also known as Hypo Alert Dogs are carefully trained to do the following:
• recognize the scent changes of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
• recognize breath scent changes of high blood sugar
• alert diabetic to take medicine
• retrieve glucose
• retrieve medication
• retrieve phone or dial 911Diabetic Alert Service Dog | Hypo Alert Dog

PTSD Service Dogs are trained to:
• Assistance in a medical crisis
• Provide treatment related assistance
• Assistance in coping with emotional overload
• Perform security enhancement tasks

PTSD Service Dogs can:
• help adjust serotonin levels
• help lower blood pressure
• help with episodes of depression
• provide companionship
• calm their handler
• preventing people from crowding around or rushing up on their handler

Autism Service Dogs
are trained to respond to the following symptoms:
• Impulsive Running – dog will help retrieve and get child back to parent
• Self Harming Behavior – dog will interrupt behavior and alert parent
• Awakening at Night – dog will bark to alert parents
• Interpret Mood Swings – dog will crawl into child’s lap to calm child
• Interrupt Social Isolation – child tends to focus on dog companionship
• Non-Verbal Child – child learns to give dog commands
• PICA – dog will stop child from eating inappropriate items
• Self Stimulation – dog can interrupt behaviorHelp Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com

Benefits of Having an Autism Assistance Dog
• Increased social interaction
• Redirecting repetitive behaviors
• Improved independence
• Increased vocabulary
• Improved quality of sleep
• Overall calming ability
• Recovering children quickly

Seizure Alert response dogs are trained to respond and help someone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder. The seizure alert dog can:
• Summons help, either by finding another person or activating a medical alert or pre-programmed phone
• Pull objects away from the person’s body that may be potentially dangerous
• Block the individual with absence seizures and complex partial seizures from walking into obstacles, streets, and other dangerous areas that can result in bodily injury or death
• Attempt to rouse the unconscious handler during or after a seizure
• Provide physical support and emotional support
• Carry information regarding the dog, the handler’s medical condition, instructions for first responders, emergency medication, and oxygen
• Sense an impending seizure and their handler or care taker

Psychiatric Service Dogs help with psychiatric conditions such as:Psychiatric Service Dogs, Psychiatric Dog Training
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety
• Severe Depression
• Panic Attacks
• Phobias
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Psychiatric Service Dogs are trained to:
• Assistance in a medical crisis
• Provide treatment related assistance
• Assistance in coping with emotional overload
• Perform security enhancement tasks

We appreciate any help! With every dog we provide and with you’re help, we can help those in need of a service dog so they can get on the road to a quality of life they deserve.

Please feel free to visit our website:  canines4hope.com
To donate visit: Service Dog Fundraiser

PTSD Awareness Month – Highlighting the Benefits of PTSD Service Dogs

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With PTSD Awareness Month fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to help spread the PTSD awareness message.
PTSD Awareness Month

Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, most of us have heard of Post traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD by now. Many brave men and women in the armed services become afflicted with PTSD and it is because of their bravery and their willingness to tell their stories, that there is now a realization that PTSD effects not only our brave men and women in combat but also everyday people and children that suffer a traumatic experience in their lives.

National Center for PTSD AboutFace homepage

The Veterans Administration has a great article called Understanding PTSD.
If you have a moment you may want to read their article they have available in pdf format:

Understanding PTSD
“Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, a serious accident or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma but if the reactions don’t go away over time or those reactions disrupt your life, you may have PTSD.”

4 Types of PTSD Symptoms

  • Reliving the event (also called reexperiencing)
  • Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
  • Feeling numb
  • Feeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal)
  • “People with PTSD may feel hopelessness, shame, or despair. Employment and relationship problems are also common. Depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug use often occur at the same time as PTSD.”

    Getting Help for PTSD
    “If you continue to be upset for more than three months, seek help. You can feel better! PTSD is usually diagnosed in one or two sessions. Your doctor or a mental health professional will evaluate you. You will be asked about your trauma and symptoms. You may also be asked about other problems you have.”

    The VA has a PTSD Screen Questionnaire you can take online.

    “Effective Treatments available for PTSD are psychotherapy and in some cases medication.”

    PTSD Crisis Help Lines:

  • 911
  • VA Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • The above information is available at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit the National Center for PTSD for additional information.

    PTSD Services Dogs

    PTSD Service Dogs
    PTSD Service Dogs are also known to work well with PTSD psychotherapy as a well-rounded approach to overcoming PTSD. Canines 4 Hope can create customized PTSD Service Dog training programs to help those who are suffering and living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Canines for Hope Trained PTSD Service Dogs to:

  • Assistance in a medical crisis
  • Provide treatment related assistance
  • Assistance in coping with emotional overload
  • Perform security enhancement tasks
  • A speciality trained PTSD Dog can provide a sense of security, calming effects, and physical exercise that can make a positive difference in the life of those that suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Like all assistance dogs, a psychiatric service dog is individually trained to do work or perform tasks that mitigate their handler’s disability. Training may include providing environmental assessment (in such cases as paranoia or hallucinations), signaling behaviors (such as interrupting repetitive or injurious behavior reminding the handler to take medication, retrieving objects and guiding the handler from stressful situations.

    PTSD Service Dogs can literally change the life of a Veteran or other persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD Service dogs can help a person remain calm by preventing people from crowding around or rushing up behind in public places which will provide a comfortable space for the Veteran or PTSD sufferer.

    PTSD Service Dog Training

    PTSD Service Dogs can also:

  • help adjust serotonin levels
  • help lower blood pressure
  • help with episodes of depression
  • provide companionship
  • calm their handler
  • preventing people from crowding around or rushing up on their handler
  • Canines 4 Hope has been training PTSD Service Dogs for people with PTSD across the country for over 20 years. Call Us 1-772-631-4931 or visit our website: http://www.canines4hope.com