About Me

My name is Andrew.  I am a survivor of trauma, and I am currently in recovery.  I created this website so I can share my experiences with my service dog with others.

I struggle with complex post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its related symptoms. For me, the symptoms became pronounced in adulthood, and are a result of prolonged sexual abuse I endured in my childhood.

As a part of my recovery, I have been teamed with a certified service dog, Flicka, who has been specially trained for me to assist me with the management of symptoms of PTSD.

Flicka is the first Certified Service Dog in Canada to have been bred and trained to assist an individual with non-armed combat PTSD (e.g., an individual without prior Armed Forces experience).

Last Updated:  January 13, 2014

 

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