Best PTSD Service Dog Breeds – How Can Dogs Help You With Anxiety and Depression?
– Hi, it’s Ryan from Rocadog.
Today’s topic will be more serious.
I’ll be answering question from Malone,
what are good PTSD service dogs,
and is maltipoo a good choice for it?
PTSD is post traumatic stress disorder,
and I’ll be talking about
why dogs are good at treating PTSD.
I will show you the list of
the best PTSD service dogs,
and after that, I’ll
be talking of Maltipoo,
and if he’s a good choice for it.
Dogs are not only great protectors,
but dogs are family pets.
They’re also great at
reducing stress levels,
and relieving from anxiety.
PTSD dogs are dogs that are helping
to cure post traumatic stress disorder.
It is an anxiety disorder,
which occur after traumatic event.
The most common victims
of PTSD are soldiers,
but it can appear after
any life threatening event,
like big car accident.
PTSD service dog’s work is to maintain
their owner’s emotional state,
and to help them to perform tasks
the person is unable to do.
The size of this dog does not matter,
as you will see on our list,
they will include small or large,
and medium sized dog breeds.
But what matters, is their
personality and temperament.
They have to be keen to please, reliable,
and not easily distracted,
and they should be just
generally good with people.
Those dogs can calm their
handler, provide companionship,
lower blood pressure,
help with depression,
and adjust serotonin level.
To be clear, almost all
dog breeds can help you
to fight depression,
anxiety, or PTSD in general.
And that’s because most of them
are affectionate and active companions.
But some specific breeds can
help you with mental illnesses
better than others.
There is Rocadog list of eight
best PTSD service dog breeds.
Number eight, German Shepherds,
I was mentioning GSD
in my previous videos,
as great therapy dogs.
They are highly intelligent, obedient,
gentle, and loyal.
And some people say they have
a human-like personality,
which is a great thing to help people
suffering from mental illnesses.
Number seven, Pugs, those little dogs
are one of the most naturally
positive dogs around,
even though they look like
one of the most grumpy ones.
Pugs are positive, charismatic, playful,
and loving dogs.
They just live to please their people.
Number six, Doberman,
Doberman Pinschers are mostly
known as military dogs,
protectors, or guardians,
but the truth is,
they’re trustworthy, affectionate,
and friendly breed.
And they are great with dealing with PTSD,
and the specialty of Doberman,
is that they bring back a sense of safety
to person’s life.
I mean, if the person is
dealing with some insecurities,
or they’re just afraid
to leave their home,
they will feel more safe and confident
with Doberman by their sides.
Number five, Cavalier
King Charles Spaniel,
this is one of the cutest dogs of all,
and it is also a great
choice for PTSD service dog.
This dog just loves cuddling,
and you can cuddle with them all day long.
And it is proven that cuddling, petting,
or just being in touch with your dog,
will help anxiety and depressions.
In addition to that,
these dogs are gentle,
loving, affectionate, and friendly.
Number four, Golden Retriever,
Goldens are one of the
most eager to please dogs.
They’re also highly
easy to train, playful dogs.
Golden Retrievers possess
capacity for love,
that almost no other breeds can provide.
This is one of the best breeds for person
dealing with depression.
Number three, Border Collie,
one of the most intelligent dogs of all.
This breed is extremely good for a person
dealing with panic attacks.
They can ground their
owner during panic attacks,
just by providing physical comfort.
But this breed is better
for active person,
because it requires plenty of exercise.
Number two, Poodle, Poodles
love to be around their owner.
They’re real eager to please,
and they are highly intelligent dogs.
Those qualities make them a great dog
for dealing with PTSD syndromes.
In addition to this,
they are great with kids,
they are hypoallergenic,
and they are social dogs,
which makes them even great family pets.
Number one, Labrador Retriever,
once again, Labs are on top of our list.
You will see Labrador Retriever
walking down the street
as a service dog, more
often than any other breed.
They’re always in great
mood, and they share the same
people-pleasing personality with Poodles.
Combine that with their high intelligence,
no wonder that they are
used for any kind of work
as a service dog.
These dogs are just great for people
dealing with any kind of mental illness.
They’re sweet, and you
can cuddle with them
all day long, but they’re also big,
so they give person sense of safety.
For me, this is perfect PTSD service dog.
As I said earlier in the video,
almost any dog breed is good
for dealing with depression
and anxiety, Maltipoo is no different.
Maltipoo is half Poodle, and
Poodle was second on our list,
and even a second half Maltese dog is used
as a therapy dog.
Maltipoos are highly
intelligent, and they are cuddly,
That makes them great emotional support
for people that needs it.
I would say that Maltipoo is
great as PTSD service dogs,
and it’s natural for them to
provide affection and comfort.
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