As man’s best friends, most dogs quite naturally provide loving companionship to their owners. But for people with emotional or mental health conditions, stable emotional support dogs are even more important.
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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS
HOW TO TRAIN AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG?
CAN MY DOG BECOME AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG?
Looking after a dog provides stability, structure and comfort to people suffering from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD and related conditions. This is why many therapists prescribe emotional support animals (so-called ESAs) as part of their approach . Just like service dogs, ESA dogs require training. But unlike the elaborate training programs designed for service dogs (such as guide dogs or medical response dogs), this training is far less specific.
RAISING PUPPIES FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ROLES
Here at Fenrir, we do not cover the specifics of training emotional support dogs. We do, however, offer information on how to raise well-balanced and well-mannered dogs. If you want to prepare your puppy to be an emotional support dog for yourself (or someone in your family), then we invite you to check out our Perfect Puppy Course. In this program, we cover the foundations of socialisation, obedience and manners. We guide you through the different developmental stages, and show you how to teach your puppy basic commands, and impeccable household manners. The Perfect Puppy Course covers the entire first year of your dog’s life. As a result of following this program, your dog will have the best possible foundation for being your perfect canine companion. And ultimately, this is exactly what you need from an emotional support dog: To effectively assist you, your partner or your child, such a dog must be well-mannered and obedient – even more so than the average family companion.
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