Dog Saves Owner With Asperger’s Syndrome From Violent Meltdown

Dogs have always been man’s best friend. Whilst we call them friends, dogs are much more to us than just four legged buddies. Since we domesticated them thousands of years ago, dogs have been used for a wide range of utilities. For hunting, for farming, and for working in various capacities. Now, dogs are often used as guides to people with disabilities or handicaps. Whether this is blind guide dogs, dogs who help people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or this story, dogs have been more than helpful to people who need it. This story is heartwarming. This woman’s dog, called Samson, has provided a lifeline for his owner. As you can see from the photos, Samson is helping her calm down from what was a suspected panic attack. As you can see, Sampson helps with what could be a life debilitating condition for this Asperger’s sufferer from Tempe.

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Danielle Jacobs was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2013

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She sometimes suffers anxiety and panic attacks like this one

dog asperger meltdown intervention

Jacob’s dog Samson calmed her down during a violent meltdown that she caught on camera

dog asperger meltdown intervention

Here’s the full video:

She got Samson from the HALO animal rescue in Phoenix and began training him immediately

dog asperger meltdown intervention

Samson has passed his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCA (Canine Community) tests and PAT (Public Access Test)

dog asperger meltdown intervention

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