Bear Totem SD

Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd
Picture of Bear Totem SD, a male Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd

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Home:Scotland, United Kingdom  
Age: 4 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-service dog -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 16th 2014

December 12th 2012

To play fetch with tennis balls

He's not fond of being blown on

Favorite Toy:
It depends on the day but a ball will always make him happy

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
We have a garden we like to go to

Best Tricks:
He can open doors and boxes/packets (untaught)

Arrival Story:
We adopted Bear through a great rescue in the UK called Sibes & Sled Dogs, Husky Welfare (SASD). We're his 3rd home and he's only 18 months old. We have had him for 3 weeks as a foster dog to make sure it was the right fit for everyone.

Bear has been owner trained to a high standard as an Assistance Dog. He does a variety of things for me. Mobility Support: Full Guide (Seeing Eye Dog), Brace Support, Balance Support, Momentum Pull, Proprioceptive Feedback (helps me place my feet in ways to avoid falls). Medical Alert & Response: FND Alerts, Fatigue Alert, Pain Alert, Neurological Alerts, Dissociative Alert, Alerts to FND Seizures, Alerts drops in Low Blood Sugar Psychiatric: Tactile Stimulation (Hyperfocus), Anxiety Alert & Response before a panic attack occurs, Grounding, Deep Pressure Therapy, Body block, wakes me up from nightmares due to PTSD. In House Help: Picking up dropped items, loading & unloading the washing machine & putting clothing in basket, helping me undress & dress. He helps make and unmake the beds. Bear provides support so I can vacuum and poop scoop in safety. He alerts to my angle of sitting as well and will let me know if I'm leaning to far to the side. It doesn't sound like much but to someone who has balance problems this is huge. My previous Assistance Dog Icy did this task for me as well. When i'm out and about to have a Dissociative Seizure he leads me to a bench then if I look like I'm going to get up to soon he puts his paws on my chest and looks into my eyes and holds me there till it passes (alert). I found this out because I ignored him a few times and saw the results. He does something similar when there is to much motion for my eyes to take in. He stood on my leg and looked into my eyes, giving me a focal point (alert). He'll do that if a movie is upsetting me or he thinks it will make me pass out too (alert). Bear is a full Guide/Medical Alert/Psychiatric FND Assistance Dog (Service Dog). Bear was featured in an article in Sled Dog World magazine in the Spring 2016 issue. So proud!! He has a website: m.SDIT

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 6th 2014 More than 2 years!

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