The use of service dogs to help wounded Veterans is a growing trend. A group of researchers at the University of Missouri are developing a program where veterans living with PTSD are tasked with training shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.
The Mizzou research is called the “Mutual Enrichment – Walking and Training Service Dogs” study. It has three phases as detailed in this EmaxHealth story by Kathleen Blanchard.
The study runs for six months and reportedly there are openings for participates.
Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, College of Veterinary Medicine, Clydesdale Hall, Annex Two, 900 East Campus Drive, Columbia, MO 65211, Phone 573-882-2266, E-mail: email@example.com.