Avoidance & Your K9 Companion

Avoidance for the veteran is all about the need to feel safe. It is normal for a soldier to shop late at night and the only shop in a store he feels familiar with, one in which he knows the aisles and where things are. He is avoiding crowds, to lessen the threat, to keep safe.At the moment we are...

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Fight, flight or freeze

When a soldier is under threat, he quickly learns there are only three options, fight, flight, or freeze. The process of making the decision and taking action happens in a nano second, but to the soldier time has slowed down in his head and it seems like hours. These are survival instincts and...

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Self-isolation & your K9 Companion.

As a veteran struggling with mental health, self-isolation can be self-imposed, as fear increases your world begins to shrink which makes it more difficult to push yourself to go out. You become overwhelmed in busy places, the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life is seen as threatening. Due...

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