War Veteran Has A Panic Attack During An Interview. Watch The Service Dog…

Erick Scott, a veteran who served in Iraq, knows first-hand what it’s like to suffer from PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder – a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event).

PTSD is also sometimes known as shell shock or combat stress, occurs after experiencing severe trauma or a life-threatening event.

For all too many veterans, it's hard to readjust to life out of the military or getting haunted by unpleasant memories and experiences. Erick was no exception.

To help him combat his anxiety, he was paired with a special service dog, Gumbo. Gumbo's main role was to notify him when he started showing symptoms of PTSD.

Watch the video on the next page to see Gumbo's amazing reaction when Scott gets agitated on camera during an interview. This is incredibly touching to see.

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512 thoughts on “War Veteran Has A Panic Attack During An Interview. Watch The Service Dog…

  1. I am a PTSD therapist for the VA specialized in combat and sexual trauma. PTSD has physical symptoms but that does not negate the mental or cognitive disorder. PTSD is the inability to mentally recover after a traumatic event.

  2. Paul Heath I also own a Rottweiler he’ll be 9 on the 15th of this month. I have had PTSD since I was in my twenties and I am now 50 years old as of May 13th. He was the best decision in my life that I ever made besides having my children. My dog comes to me whenever he hears me cry or in pain. He totally knows my emotions. The day I met him we were in a circle 5 people and he was running around and came running right up to me. so, I picked him up I looked him right in the eyes and I asked him do you promise to love honor obey and protect me at all times till death do us part. everybody couldn’t believe what happened next including myself he just licked my whole face as if you knew exactly what I just asked him. He is not let me down ever since and that was when he was 4 months old. I love my German Rottweiler.

  3. Oh okay. Well prong collars offer assistance. Whether it be for the owner, trainer, or the dog. Now be it for the trainer, let’s say the dog has a command. For an alert say he feels the anxiety coming on but the dog is over there sniffing the flowers. The owner would place the command, “Bowie (offer a second to catch themselves if not place the correction) come” . Now most dogs DO NOT FEEL LEASH CORRECTIONS. All these people down here “oh my god, prong collars, noo”. Now I can personally attest for the fact that my dog does not even feel shock collars let alone a damn prong collar. These collars don’t just stab dogs because they’re on. Which is what a lot of people fail to realize.

  4. If you have never tried to keep a large, strong dog under control, then don’t condemn a prong collar!!
    My guys wear them. And at 120 lbs each, the prongs allow me to walk them together. Seeing as I have significant arthritis that is wonderful. And 99% of the time the prongs sit loosely on their neck.
    I used to think people who used them didn’t know how to train. Now I realize how wrong I was.

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