About My Dog

My dog’s name is Flicka.  She is a Golden Retriever, and she was born in March 2011.

Flicka was bred and trained by National Service Dogs.

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

National Service Dogs is the only organization in Canada accredited to breed and train certified service dogs to work with individuals who suffer from PTSD.

ADI NSD PTSD Accreditation
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During her travels, Flicka has met some great people, including:

Canadian Prime Minister – The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/08/19/flicka-and-the-right-honourable-stephen-harper-prime-minister-of-canada/

Canadian/International Singer and Song Writer – Sarah McLachlan
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/11/07/flicka-meets-sarah-mclachlan/

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club Star Pitcher – R.A. Dickey (#43)
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/09/10/flicka-meets-r-a-dickey/

Leader of Canadian Liberal Party and son of the late Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/11/10/flicka-meets-justin-trudeau/

Canadian Journalist, Author and Host of TVO’s flagship show “The Agenda” – Steve Paikin
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/11/28/flicka-meets-steven-paikin/

Canadian Television Personality Rick Mercer
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2013/09/28/flicka-and-rick-mercer/

Canadian and American Television Personality Kevin O’Leary
http://myptsdservicedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Flicka-with-Kevin-OLeary-Dragons-Den.jpg

National Basketball Association (NBA) Legend Dominique Wilkins
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/10/29/flicka-meets-dominique-wilkins/

Canadian Musician, Actor and Writer Alan Doyle (“Great Big Sea”)
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/10/14/flicka-meets-alan-doyle/

The Tenors
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2013/10/18/flicka-meets-the-tenors/

Canadian Actor, Writer and Director Zaib Shaikh
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/09/06/flicka-with-zaib-shaikh/

Canadian Actors Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2013/09/28/flicka-with-amy-and-ty-from-cbcs-heartland/

Canadian Actor Krystin Pellerin
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/10/14/flicka-meets-krystin-pellerin/

CPAC Host of “Beyond Politics” and daughter of The Right Honourable Joe Clark, the 16th Prime Minister of Canada – Catherine Clark
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/11/10/flicka-meets-catherine-clark/

Former Ontario Attorney General – The Honourable Chris Bentley
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/09/06/flicka-with-hon-chris-bentley/

Canadian Industry Minister – The Honourable James Moore
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/03/20/flicka-meets-the-hon-james-moore-industry-minister/

Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Singer, Glen Phillips
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/07/17/flicka-meets-glen-phillips-toad-the-wet-sprocket/

Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Richard Waugh
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2013/10/18/flicka-meets-scotiabank-ceo/

CBC Dragons’ Den Personalities David Chilton and Bruce Croxon
http://myptsdservicedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Flicka-with-David-Chilton-and-Bruce-Croxon-Dragons-Den.jpg

CBC Dragons’ Den Personality Jim Treliving
http://myptsdservicedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Flicka-with-Jim-Treliving-Dragons-Den.jpg

Weather Specialist / Remote Reporter at CP24 (BellMedia), Patricia Jaggernauth
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/04/09/flicka-meets-patricia-jaggernauth/

Province of Alberta Premier – The Honourable Alison Redford
http://myptsdservicedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Premier-Redford-Fly-11-months.jpg

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club Mascot Ace
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/08/09/flicka-and-ace-toronto-blue-jays-mascot/

Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Blue Mascot Carlton
http://myptsdservicedog.com/2014/10/29/flicka-meets-carlton-toronto-maple-leafs-mascot/

Last Updated: November 23, 2014

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