Lifeline Psychiatric Assistance Dogs are trained to enhance the lives of their handlers by helping them to live independently. Each Lifeline is tailor trained to meet the specific needs of the individual with whom they will be placed. These talented dogs are trained to help their handlers within the home, as well as outside of the home.
Lifeline Psychiatric Assistance Dogs are trained to perform tasks that help ease debilitating symptoms associated with many mental illnesses.
Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Tourette Syndrome.
Listed below are examples of some of the many tasks Psychiatric Assistance Dogs can be trained to do for their handler.
Many of the benefits to owning a Service Dog extend beyond having the dog’s assistance with certain tasks. Such benefits are inherent in the human-canine relationship and often include: