SERVICE DOG TRAINERS MAKE CONNECTIONS ON BEACON HILL
Dog trainers met with legislators Wednesday to help bring attention to service dogs for veterans with PTSD and help the organization make connections for appropriate referrals with veterans.
The service dog trainers, Canine Companions for Independence, train service dogs to help veterans with physical tasks that will mitigate the symptoms of PTSD. Jessica Reiss-Cardinalli, the Northeast Region participant program manager at Canine Companions, said a challenge for the program has been connecting with veterans who are eligible for dogs.
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