Dog Saves Owner with Asperger’s Syndrome From Her Violent Meltdown

Danielle Jacobs, 24, recorded the video of her dog saving her from what might possibly be another violent Asperger’s meltdown.  She posted it online to raise awareness about her disorder. Her doctors diagnosed her with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2013 and since then has been partnered and with a trained 4-year-old Rottweiler named Samson.

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Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s syndrome, Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger’s, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.

“This is what having Asperger is like. Please no negative comments this really happened and it’s not easy to open myself and share what it’s like on a daily basis. This is what’s considered a meltdown. Yes Samson is alerting. I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted. It appears the response is late but it’s actually supposed to be as I’m coming out of the meltdown as I tend to have a panic attack after.”

Oftentimes she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks like this one and her dog Samson calms her down during a violent meltdown

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She got Samson from the HALO animal rescue in Phoenix and began training him immediately

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Samson has passed his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCA (Canine Community) tests and PAT (Public Access Test)

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