Bonny and Therapy Dog Carson (03:45)
Carson, a husk/lab mix, helps Bonny who suffers from PTSD and depression. Bonny was bullied and had to change schools. She struggled with social anxiety until she obtained Carson.
Carson's Helping Abilities (04:06)
Bonny suffered retrograde amnesia and had to relearn many things. A psychiatrist suggested a service dog and Bonny obtained Carson, and began training. Bonny began doing well at school, formed new relationships, and has not had anxiety attacks.
Overcoming Fear (02:35)
Bonny wants to overcome her fear of being in public and teach kids about the effects of bullying. With Carson, she gives an anti-bullying speech at a Boys and Girls’ Club.
Pet Partners (02:00)
Happy Tails evaluates volunteers and their pets for animal assisted therapy. Hula and her handler are evaluated in four stages. Kris and Hula pass all the tests and can visit public places like schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Julian and Service Pig Maggie (04:25)
A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig helps a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome develop social skills. Julian was hyperactive, sensitive to noises and crowds, and had trouble relating to other kids. Julian became fascinated with pigs and Maggie became integral to his happiness and self-esteem.
Maggie's Helping Abilities (04:06)
The city said Julian could not have Maggie because she was considered livestock, but the family registered her as an emotional service animal. Because of Maggie, Julian is more expressive and confident; Maggie also helps him create and keep friendships.
Credits: Bonny & Carson/Julian & Maggie—Collar of Duty: Season 2 (00:31)
Credits: Bonny & Carson/Julian & Maggie—Collar of Duty: Season 2
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