Support Dog Recognises Owner’s Panic Attacks

A dog has been trained by his owner to look out for her oncoming panic attacks by detecting changes in her behaviour.

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Amber Oliver, from Massachusetts, taught her dog five-year-old, Oakley, to pick up on changes to her body temperature, breathing and heart rate and alert her that she may be about to suffer a panic attack.

The footage filmed at Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport shows the task-trained service dog comforting his owner by rubbing against her legs and getting her attention.

Amber said: ” Oakley helps me every single day. Oakley is always watching and paying attention to me making sure to help me whenever needed.