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Why does Newfoundland need Psychiatric Service Dogs?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

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In this last year alone, hospitalizations in Newfoundland and Labrador for mental health reasons went up 65 percent!

There are high levels of anxiety and depression, many of them teenagers!

With long waiting lists and lack of resources for those in need, and heavy caseloads for those working in a field ill-equipped to support the growing numbers, it can seem hopeless!

Maybe Signal Service Dogs can make a small difference!

We offer a variety of types of service and training programs to help you and your dog. Our training specializes in Service Dog Co-Train, Obedience Dog Training, and other programs like the Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test and Companion Paws Canada.

Working with a Therapy dog can help provide relief, comfort, affection and stress relief to an individual or group dealing with an anxiety disorder, depression, OCD, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

A Service dog is task-trained to assist a person with a disability (physical and/or mental), they offer more than an emotional support animal, they are a lifelong partner. They are trained to help mitigate a disability, such as interrupting anxiety attacks, panic attacks, traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, and so much more.

A service dog trained here in Newfoundland; will be individually trained to help people dealing with both mental and physical disabilities. We train our dogs to perform specific tasks to manage their handler’s conditions, as well as make their companion feel comfortable and confident.

Our Service Dog training might be perfect for you! Contact us today and learn more about how Signal Service Dogs can help you.

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