service dogs http://iowapublicradio.org en The Human-Dog Connection http://iowapublicradio.org/post/human-dog-connection <p>Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach and a military service dog, a golden lab named Casey, faced more than 150 missions together in Afghanistan, sweeping roads for bombs in the south Helmand Province. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Sgt. Gundlach about his experience and reunification with Casey in Iowa earlier this month. Also, anthropologist Matt Hill of the University of Iowa, on what makes our relationship with dogs so unique.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:11:08 +0000 Emily Woodbury, Sarah Boden & Ben Kieffer 21706 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Human-Dog Connection Combat veterans helped by service dogs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combat-veterans-helped-service-dogs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18023 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combat veterans helped by service dogs Service dogs help combat veterans cope http://iowapublicradio.org/post/service-dogs-help-combat-veterans-cope <p>Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.&nbsp; Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries.&nbsp; A Des Moines-based not-for-profit called Paws and Effect is helping some Iowa veterans live better lives.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:17:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Service dogs help combat veterans cope