This is the face of a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapy dog. He must have exceptional breeding,
clean genetics, and be emotionally and mentally sound. In order to pass training, which includes alerting his human
charge to take medications on time, possible seizures, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, waking the PTSD victum from nightmares,
retrieving phones and assistance in other day to day activities, the PTSD service dog has to have intelligence, in addition
to an excellent disposition.
Service dogs meet the public in every day situations which necessitates calm confidence, friendliness and dignity.
Helping his human function through all activities without anxiety, fear, or distress, is the PTSD dog's mission.
The therapy dog will accompany his human partner in pubic, to events, meeting places and at all times present a
steady, relaxed and confident attitude.
This is Atlas the WonderDog who has helped Kenny Bass navigate from the confines of PTSD to being a part of the society
he fought for in Iraq.
Niman's Way Candleworks would like to thank Atlas and Kenny for their service.