This Service Dog Who Helps Calm His Owner Who Is Having An Aspergers Episode Is Reason One Billion To Love Dogs

This was tough to watch. Aspergers sucks. This type of episode isn’t uncommon for individuals with developmental disorder, as they often have a very low frustration tolerance and an inability to modulate their own emotions. No doubt that girl was feeling helpless, and this video would be impossible to watch if it weren’t for Samson, her compassionate service pooch.

Danielle Jacobs, the girl in the video, attached the following description to her YouTube video, indicating that Samson has been trained to help her out when Asperger gets the best of her.

This is what’s considered a meltdown. Yes Samson is alerting. I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted. It appears the response is late but it’s actually supposed to be as I’m coming out of the meltdown as I tend to have a panic attack after.

Let’s hope this duo continues to work through this shitty disorder together. Tip of the cap to the bro dog.

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