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What is a psychiatric services dog?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Www.psychdog.org

According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability.
For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.".

In brief: Www.psychdog.org

According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability.
For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.".
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A service dog for

Psychiatric conditions is trained specifically to assist an individual with behaviors related to their disability.
For instance, a service dog may help remind an individual with ptsd to take their medicines. However, a dog whose role is limited to comforting someone with ptsd would fall under the role of emotional support animal.

In brief: A service dog for

Psychiatric conditions is trained specifically to assist an individual with behaviors related to their disability.
For instance, a service dog may help remind an individual with ptsd to take their medicines. However, a dog whose role is limited to comforting someone with ptsd would fall under the role of emotional support animal.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
A therapy dog is yet another category.
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