Dogs are some of the most amazing animals as they are incredibly loyal and loving. Service dogs in particular are wonderful companions to have. One woman soon learned just how wonderful it is to have a service dog around when things are going haywire.
20. Service Dogs
Service dogs are dogs that have been specifically trained to deal with emergency situations. They are able to detect and assist when someone is having a seizure, They also know when someone is having a panic attack.
Many service dogs are also trained to soothe young children who are dealing with anxiety. Recently, one woman’s service dog happened to put his training to good use in an airport. His quick reactions actually helped save her life.
Oakley is a service dog that happens to belong to his owner, Amber. Unlike many other service dogs, Oakley was trained to detect whenever Amber is stricken with a panic attack. How does he do this?
17. Panic Attacks
Amber suffers from panic attacks on a regular basis and so Oakley has been trained to detect them. He does this by noticing when her breathing patterns change and he can also sense when her body temperature changes. All of this lets him know that she is about to have a panic attack.
16. Recent Trip
Recently, Amber embarked on a trip that involved having to fly. Amber and Oakley were at the airport together when all of a sudden, Amber felt a panic attack coming on. However, what was truly amazing is how quickly Oakley responded.
15. Video Footage
Video footage of the incident shows Amber sitting in the airport when all of a sudden she felt a panic attack coming on. Oakley was sitting right in front of her and wasn’t even facing her. He couldn’t see her and yet he immediately sensed that something was wrong.
14. Quick Reaction
Oakley immediately turned to face Amber and began to comfort her through the panic attack. He jumped into action and knew that he had to help. It was amazing how he immediately felt something was wrong.
13. Helping Out
Amber has a habit of putting her hands on her face when she is having a panic attack. Oakley is trained to keep her mind preoccupied and to help her find something else to do with her hands. He also comforts her with kisses and nuzzles.
12. Standing By
Oakley stayed by Amber’s side the entire time and refused to stop helping her until he could tell that the panic attack had subsided. This is incredibly helpful to Amber who suffers from these panic attack frequently.
“Both of my dogs are trained to interrupt panic attacks, however, Oakley is my main service dog,” Amber told Bored Panda. “He has been taught to pay attention to my breathing patterns, heart rate, and hands. If he notices a change, he is supposed to push my hands away from my face and try to get my attention onto him.”
Amber has noticed a wonderful improvement in her life thanks to having her service dogs around. “My quality of life has been dramatically improved by having these dogs,” she admitted.
9. Two Dogs
Amber has another dog named Tucker. Both of her dogs are rescued pups and they’re both trained to be of service to her. She is incredibly happy to share her life story with many of her followers on social media as well.
8. Social Media
Amber has an Instagram account under the handle, @pawsitivedevelopment. She currently has 14.7k followers that enjoy keeping up with her and her two adorable pups! Her Instagram account is where she initially shared the footage of Oakley responding to her.
7. The Post
“There is so much to say on this matter, but I will just leave this video here for you to see for yourself. Sharing this video and these things make me vulnerable, but I’m sharing them with you so you can see how this dog has changed my life,” Amber wrote.
6. Lots of Views
Since it was posted the video has received over 8,000 views. Everyone shared their support of Amber and were so proud of Oakley. In fact, most people were shocked by how quickly Oakley responded in the first place!
5. Overwhelming Support
Since she posted the video, Amber received an overwhelming amount of support from tons of people. “Honestly I’m overwhelmed with the amount of support, love, and attention my video has received,” she wrote. She also revealed some amazing future plans.
4. Future Plans
“I’ve been contacted by numerous people on Facebook and Instagram reaching out asking for help and suggestions. I’m planning on launching an online program this summer for those of you who would like more personal help and feedback with your dogs.”
3. Positive Development
Amber is a dog trainer that started the Pawsitive Development training program. “Pawsitive Development was created to help educate and inspire others to develop a better relationship with dogs.” Amber hopes to inspire many more people.
2. Perfect Examples
Oakley is the perfect example of training your dog and creating a positive relationship with them. Amber is happy that all of her hard work has paid off. Her relationship with Tucker and Oakley is truly amazing.
1. Great Relationship
It is quite obvious that Amber’s relationship with her dogs is phenomenal. It is amazing to see one woman making such great strides with dogs and their training.