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At Dog Wish we train dogs for life and death, critical situations.
Given the following actual situations, this past year we successfully placed dogs with:
• A 7 year child with eloping, meltdown, out of control behaviors that run lower/medium to upper/lower on the Autism scale, whose sensory input issues are astronomical.
• An individual who has developed uncontrolled, critical Seizures, happening at random, that paralyze their body, and put them in a catatonic state of being, causing them extreme anxiety.
• A woman diagnosed with Dementia, who has lost her cognitive abilities to reason, remember, or communicate.
• A little girl with Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, Autism, in a wheel chair, who has no mental control, is frustrated, and has violent melt downs periodically.
• A person riddled with PTSD, Night Terrors, constant mental replay, causing them extreme fear based anxiety, and crippling their ability to function in life.
How are they going to handle a trained Psychiatric Service Dog, give it commands, and make it function?
The answer is, they aren’t, and unless the dog is trained:
• To work with and for that specific individual,
• To respond correctly, because that is what it does,
• To do its’ job because that is what it is trained to do,
You don’t have a hope of that dog performing the way that person needs.
In each situation mentioned above, Dog Wish was almost 100% successful this past year, in meeting the specific needs of each individual and their family, and working things out for them. How?
*The first thing Dog Wish does, with any dog in training as a Psychiatric Service Dog, is:
• To teach them on command to stop, (Physically, Mentally, & Emotionally)
• Cut their drive and relax,
• Maintain a calm, controlled demeanor.
This has proven to be the most effective means of control we have found for our clients.
People with Developmental and Neurological Disabilities cannot handle anxious, uncontrolled behaviors, so unless their dog is calm, focused, and relaxed, they can’t stand being around it, at all.
This does not mean the dog should have an inferior temperament that disables it from being exuberant and dynamic, like so many other Organizations actually look for in their “Service Dog” candidates. The dog actually needs to be:
• Fully functional,
• Dynamically intelligent
• In control at all times.
It means that the dog is trained to go into a “command mode” where it learns to behave in a controlled manner that serves as a “counter balance” to the behaviors of its handler, and often their family.
This actually produces a stable, consistent field of energy that the affected person needs to help them calm down and control the unstable emotional impulses that riddle them constantly. In so doing:
• The dog enables them to find freedom from the constant emotional disturbances they face.
• The dog helps them to relax, and function on a higher cognizant level.
• The dog feeds them a relaxing, calm peacefulness that they constantly feed on
The effect of this condition in the dog produces the capability and enablement in their handler and their family to function on a more consistent, relaxed, higher level, free from the onslaught of the emotionally disabling features of their neurological disabilities.
• We have found that the strongest tool in our arsenal of K9 weapons is the ability to connect and synchronize the energy of our dogs, with that of their handlers. Once we do this, the handler quickly learns to connect and respond to the energetic level of the dog.
We recently took a young male German Shepherd Dog (10 months), bred from parents who were both trained Psychiatric Service Dogs, to the home of a family with a young 7 year old boy with critical, lower middle spectrum, Autism behaviors.
When we arrived the boy took one look at the dog, put his hands on his ears, and ran hysterically to safety. It’s what we expected. We all knew it was going to take time for the boy to adjust to the dog, if he would.
• He was use to being the recipient of attention from his whole family, who joined in caring for, working with, and handling him, and often it took the whole family of mom, dad, and his older sister to do the job.
• His father had quit his job teaching school, and stayed home to be a full-time father for his disabled son.
• He had a zero tolerance level for any new sensory addition to his very regulated environment, and the family had great difficulty taking him out of that environment, anywhere.
This was a new adventure and experience that he was going to have to adjust to over time and in spite of the conscientious work from the whole family, and he felt “invaded” on many fronts.
We started working with dad, helping him to learn how to handle and use the dog to help with his son. The boy watched from a comfortable distance as dad, his sister, and then mom would interact with the dog, and encourage him in a positive way to participate with them. The energy output provided by the dog in itself was astounding. The dog’s energy level stabilized and then changed the energy in the home. The third night, for the first time in 6 years, they had a family reunion, and all the family came for dinner. It was great, and the boy would walk over, touch, and then pet the new dog. The fourth day brought us a dynamic change, as the boy walked by, petted, and would handle the dog, along with the rest of the family. The next day, Monday, the boy grabbed the dog’s leash, and walked his new dog into his Autism School facility. It was something they didn’t expect. From there they were able to use the bond of energy with their new dog to get their son to go into stores without the normal horrific melt downs, they had experienced for the past several years. It just kept getting better. The son started playing with the dog, going outside and having fun with his new dog, and sleeping with him.
The balance of stabilizing energy provided by this new family addition not only changed everything for the family, it brought an enabling presence to them that they had never before experienced. We knew what the dog would do for this family, but didn’t know how they would react to the dog.
This single, but incredibly effective conditioning brought amazing changes and results to this families endeavors to help create and stabilize a positive foundation of synchronized energy which they all enjoyed and used to enhance their lives as a family, to work together, and to enjoy each other, on a level they had never known.
In addition, the father, in his crucial efforts help his son, had, as many parents do, become affected with acute anxiety, which was deteriorating his eye sight. He had laser surgery performed on one of his eyes, to release the pressure in the eye, and save the nerves in the eye, but his anxiety was taking a toll on him. Even though we had discussed this during training, he had no idea how to resolve this critical situation. The dog did it for him.
OUR TRAINING METHODS ARE FOUNDED ON THE DOG AND HANDLER MOVING IN A COOPERATED EFFORT WITH SYNCHRONIZED ENERGY, WHICH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY BONDS THEM.
Our methods for training are holistic, and therapeutic. They are based on a “right” brained technology, and designed to increase the synchronization of energy between the dog and the handler. As the handler uses them it slows their brain down, teaches them to let go, focus on the level of energy we are using to teach the dog, and allow that energy to help the two bond and move in sync. It is a major fundamental part of our training. It is also the foundation for higher consciousness.
As you we use hand communications that focus the dog and the handler/trainer/participate together. Both the dog, and the handler, focus and coordinate, cooperate, communicate, and co-create behaviors, using the hand communications. As they do, they synchronize their physical/mental/emotional movement together, and learn to “be” at one with each other. It is a humbling, refreshing, remarkable adventure that both share in, and as they do they learn to focus, think, and act as one. Each one learns to understand, respond, and become a unified, bonded, team member, and to share with the other in a remarkable exchange of energy and power that they build together.
As the boy watched the father work with the dog, he identified with, both the dog and his father. They boy was learning to speak with sign language, so learning to communicate with the dog using hand signals was natural for him. However, our communication goes much deeper, and the hand movements are used to express our thoughts, feelings, and desires, in a complete spectrum of communicable idioms. This dynamic communication makes it possible to sync our communication with the dog in a comprehensible form that greatly enhances our combined abilities to understand, and respond to each other.
As the handler concentrates on their physical hand communications, they “let go” of the left brained focus that traps them in a conscious state of delirium, where they review the problems they are confronting, and worry about the problems that they might face in the future because of their past and now present situations. Psychological Professionals have documented that we spend 80 percent of our time by focusing on this created static field of frustrating delima’s.
OUR STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
It is extremely difficult for a person to “escape” from their fobiatic conscious state. Most people tell me that they cannot stop and meditate. They constantly think in attempts to resolve the “Delima” riddled life they have created. They can’t just let go, and allow their brains to move beyond this state of mind. So we have created that ability, which happens through the methods of our dog training.
Therefore the more you use this method for training, the more you learn to slow down, express pure thought and be more exact in your communication with your dog. Through this process you are also training your own brain to stop, focus, and to receive energy and empowerment from the Psycho-Centric Universe around you. As you do this you actually free yourself to move forwards, and create new scenarios of thought and corresponding behaviors which are positive, happy, and connected, to your dog, and then yourself. We call this phenomenon “breaking the cycle”, and through this process you actually are training your own brain to work on a much higher level, where you are in total control.
So many of us are cut off, from ourselves, from others, from nature, and from the very energies in and around us that we can use for resolution, and forward mental /emotional/ psychological healing. Through the relationship with your dog, and the strategy of our training procedures we use for training and handling, you can reconnect yourself to life.
• This process produces experiences that transform our lives, and help us to free up space for newness.
• This process helps us stop, focus, meditate, and really resolve our state of being.
In this process the dog becomes your object of focus that you can use to “escape”, free yourself, revitalize, and become prepared to receive new energy, and connect that energy to new, higher levels of consciousness, which give you the energy to move forwards. YOU can use this energy to resolve the past, and move into the future in a positive, dynamic, empowered consciousness.
Therefore this first, fundamental, and extremely important part of our enabling Psychiatric dog training teaches you how to learn how to “let go”. You get out of the psycho-unconnected, self-absorbed state of fobiatic self-conscious negativity by focusing on and using our strategically engineered program that produces “energetic transforming co-connectedness”.
Through your work with your dog, you become connected, empowered, focused, and able to move and function on a higher level. Becoming empowered and connected, with yourself, the world around, and the universe, to receive, focus, and project your energies, taking control of yourself, your environment, and the world around YOU.
Though there are many processes you will learn at Dog Wish, this first fundamental process will prepare you for all others. It enhances your ability to function, control, and direct your own brain, to think and function with power, intelligence, and a vibrant health.
Dog Wish is all about enabling YOU to function and live happier, healthier, and more completely, as a part of the world we are experiencing. You can enjoy life on a level you can’t even imagine right now, which you have to experience for yourself before we can even communicate to you about. The ability to connect, reach out, and live is primary and fundamental to good mental/emotional/physical health, and it is a fundamental KEY to opening a new life which you need.
To learn more about Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dogs just email us, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 760-662-3767. We are here for you, and will be excited to speak with and read about YOU.