This Able Veteran is a service dog organization benefitting United States military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our service dog program is proven to help veterans with PTSD cope successfully with the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, nightmares and social anxiety. Our intensive Trauma Resiliency Program incorporates service dogs trained for our unique anxiety alert and nightmare interruption aids. We are also training trainers – our PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy will help put more specially trained service dogs into partnership with veterans suffering from PTSD.

Why we do this: Simply put, we are concerned about our returning military veterans. Some return with physical injuries, some with injuries less easy to see, but few come home from active combat and military duty untouched. The statistics are alarming:  every day 20 veterans die by suicide. That’s almost one an hour, every day. Someone has to do something to help. And that’s what we are doing.

Our Trauma Resiliency Program teaches veterans coping skills to help them manage their PTSD symptoms. Our service dogs help them recognize the symptoms, often before the symptoms even begin. It’s a way to get a handle on the problem, it’s a way to open the door to manageable post-trauma life.

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This Able Veteran

This Able Veteran

Provides PTSD service dogs and a trauma resiliency program for veterans at no cost. Teaches 2 dog training academies for professional dog tainers

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16 hours ago
This Able Veteran

Here is our second group of veterans who traveled across the country with their service dogs to attend This Able Veteran's Refresher Course. They are the nicest individuals you could ever meet.

These are the people you help when you support This Able Veteran. Thank you!
#veterans #servicedog #PTSD #heroes
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1 week ago
This Able Veteran

This Able Veteran hosted about 12 veteran graduates and their service dogs at our facility the last few days for a required Refresher Training session.

Our valued partner, VICTOR Super Premium Pet Food was kind enough to send a care package to them with t-shirts, hats, and dog food because they value what we do for #veterans with #PTSD and our #servicedogtraining. Below is a photo of each veteran who drove or flew across the country to return to This Able Veteran. We thank the volunteers who brought food each day and those who came to honor our veterans.

We welcome a second group of veterans later this week, so stay tuned for more photos soon!
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