Dogs are the best. It's been shown that the friendship of a dog can decrease stress, increase endorphins, and increase our life expectancy. For those who have suffered trauma in some capacity, dogs are especially beneficial and Service Dogs can enhance their independence and healing process in ways other methods, such as counseling and therapy, can't. However, service dogs can be incredibly expensive (and rightly so) and without the help of grants or loans, many are not able to experience that type of companionship. This poses a hurdle, that for some is too high to clear.
However, Dog Training Elite can make Service Dogs accessible to a much larger percentage of those in need. Their method is to train a dog and owner as a team to achieve the goal of the handler's own dog becoming their service dog. By using positive training methods, they empower both owner/handler and dog to be an outstanding team committed to each other.
One last note, if you have a dog, but you're not experiencing joy from your dog, it could be you just need a little help in recognizing what kind of training your dog needs. Betsy and Ed can assess your dog and offer suggestions so that you have the best relationship possible with your dog.
Betsy Feaster and her husband, Ed Erb, are veterans with a passion for dogs and for helping the community. We invite you to listen to this conversation and find out about Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Service Dogs and just how awesome dogs are in general.
Dog Training Elite Southeast Louisiana
The Malinois Foundation
September is Service Dog Awareness Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
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