Welcome to Lessons from Thor

My PTSD Service Dog for the Journey Back Home

Thor the Service Dog Blog

What brought Thor and I together?

My name is Kim and I am an Army Veteran.  I was medically retired in 2017 after being diagnosed and treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  My treatment team knew a service dog would be a good fit for me so I could live independently again.

What does Thor do?

Thor is specially trained to alert me to heightened anxiety, preventing flashbacks, and interrupting nightmares.  He knows what my heightened state looks, smells, and feels like and alerts me by tapping me with his paw.

Why we started a blog

Thor and I wanted to find a way to share our story with the world and help others through our struggles and triumphs.  We enjoy writing these lifestyle blogs through the life of a service dog.  

We hope you enjoy!