The effects of service dogs on the treatment of veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to be favourable. However, more research is needed to provide a solid scientific basis for this treatment. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will use your donation to gain more insight into the dynamics between veterans and service dogs. In a first pilot, eight veterans and their service dogs will be tracked with, among other things, smart watches to measure the effect of the interaction between the veterans and the dogs.
Funds needed: € 12.000