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Canine Comrades: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV572
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  25:00


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A program in Manitoba is helping soldiers suffering from PTSD by pairing them up with psychiatric service dogs. The service dog program has reduced the amount of medication needed for many Canadian soldiers with PTSD to function. So why won't Ottawa pick up the tab?

Certified dog trainer George Leonard talks about how psychiatric service dogs help soldiers who are showing symptoms of PTSD.


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