Important!

The videos on this page show assistance dog teams from all around the world. They are limited to just the scenes that best demonstrate the dog and owner working together as a team. The banner ads displayed are not from us, but from the author of the videos.

There are no Pfotenpiloten teams yet.
Our first teams will be introduced in 2018. Our aim: to have one hundred assistance dog teams by 2025.
Please help us to support more people with a trained assistance dog!

Dementia and Psychological Disorders

Despite all the differences, the videos linked to dementia and also other mental illness are both listed on this page as the benefits and requirements are similar.
In both cases, an assistant dog is only an option if a reliable third party can assume responsibility for the assistant dog in the long term. In such cases, the assistant dog helps to provide patients with longer-term care and to increase their quality of life.
An assistance dog calms, gives warmth and closeness, and helps in accomplishing the everyday things. They sound the alarm when their owner is acting unusually or, for example, leave the apartment without any notice. In many cases it is also reported that the loving presence of the dog alleviates symptoms and improves health.
Alongside the specific tasks for coping with the everyday, the dogs learn to make their owner aware of changes in behavior (tension, nervousness, shallow breathing) and interrupt the crisis. They can be trained to remember exactly when their owner should take their medication.

English- when you speak about the cost of an assistance dog, it’s always in relation to the savings they generate. A well trained, reliable assistance dog will never be cheap. But if a person who is skeptical of assistance dogs allows them to stay for longer in the family and in the house and gives them a new life purpose, these costs are often paid within a short time by savings made by home and care costs.

English- Dementia is difficult. Loneliness is painful. An assistance dog can solve both of these difficulties with effective relief. A healthy, responsible person who can care for the well being of the dog is needed in the household. Depending on the situation, the person affected will accompany the dog for walks.

The clip shown is for illustrative purposes only. Find the full video here.

Important!

The videos on this page show assistance dog teams from all around the world. They are limited to just the scenes that best demonstrate the dog and owner working together as a team. The banner ads displayed are not from us, but from the author of the videos.

There are no Pfotenpiloten teams yet.
Our first teams will be introduced in 2018. Our aim: to have one hundred assistance dog teams by 2025.
Please help us to support more people with a trained assistance dog!

These here are not assistance dogs who are permanent and who are assistants for only one person. They are therapy dogs, who are instructed and lead by a carer. This video is definitely worth seeing as it shows the transformation and development of a person who lived in a retirement home when coming into contact with a dog.

Assistant dogs can be trained, for example, to interrupt unusual behavior (severe scratching, tremors, panic behavior, “ticks”). For a panic attack, overwhelming stress or depressing times, they learn behaviour that aims to communicate and divert the flow of thought. However, this only works when the person with the illness loves the dog.

The clip shown is for illustrative purposes only. Find the full video here.