Our toolkit for Service Dog Organizations informs service dog trainers about recovery from substance use problems and the important role of peer support and connection for the wellness of their Veteran dog handlers diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This toolkit includes:
This project initiated in 2016 as a research partnership between the University of Saskatchewan and a service dog organization in Canada. The project team includes over 30 individuals from universities across Canada, the veteran community, service dog organizations and trainers, and guidance from Indigenous Elders and working alongside service dogs.
Learn more about our project here and our commitment to canine wellness here.
*The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation has approved this course for 3 continuing education hours.
*Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers members may use this course for CPE hours (3).
*Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers approves this course for 1.5 CEUs for trainers and 1 CEU for behaviour consultants.
*Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers approves this course for 3 CEUs.
NOTE: Inclusion of organization CEUs does not indicate endorsement.