Clever Service Dog Stops Autistic Owner During Mental Breakdown

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We all know about the fantastic work that service dogs do with the blind. They help and assist their sightless owners in all sorts of useful and clever ways. But service dogs can be employed to help out vulnerable adults in other ways. The video you’re about to watch shows some of the great work that they can do with people that suffer with mental health issues.

Danielle Jacobs is coming out of ‘a meltdown’. She has a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome which sees her struggle with her emotions and self-esteem, become depressed and even self harm.

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Danielle says of the episode:

“This is what’s considered ‘a meltdown’. Yes, Samson is alerting. I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted. It appears the response is late but it’s actually supposed to be as I’m coming out of the meltdown as I tend to have a panic attack after.”

Watch Samson’s amazing care work right here:


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