The first step in the healing process is giving your dog the ability to trust again.

Dedicated Therapist

Your dog will benefit from seeing the same therapist every time, not a rotating staff.


Our one-on-one consultation and diagnosis will put your dog on the path to healing.

Patient Support

We'll be with you every step of the way as your dog relearns what happiness means.

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About Us

We provide compassion therapy for your dog

Whether your dog is exhibiting signs of extreme aggression, symptoms of anxiety, or other distressing behavior, our compassionate team is ready to help. We are highly trained to treat these issues and will use multiple treatment modalities to ensure that your home life can return to normal.

  • Consultation

    We offer the only C-PTSD assessment available anywhere.

  • Mental Health

    Every patient's mental health is treated to their specific needs. The “study of one” is our central core approach.

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What We Offer

Aggressive dogs are at grave risk. These are our Code Red cases - your dog's life depends on recovering.

PTSD symptoms, regardless of their source, are heartbreaking to witness. We put hearts back together.

If your dog is skittish, frightened, or terrified of being left alone, our team will get their confidence back.

Fear-based behaviors can be difficult to treat without first understanding where they are rooted.

Excessive digging, scratching, and vocalizing signal that something's wrong. We'll find out what that is.

Does your dog react negatively to other dogs, people, or situations? Patient rehabilitation is the key.


Our Service Pricing


This Self-Assessment will diagnose an extensive range of disorders you are experiencing with your dog. Follow-up options will be offered after the assessment in the event of a positive diagnosis.

Live Assessment

This Live Assessment is completed live with an expert in extensive behavioral issues with your dog. Follow-up options are offered after the assessment in the event of a positive diagnosis.

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Why Choose us

Patients Are Happy, With Proper Mental Support

Dog owners like you do their research - and we believe a well-informed client has the best chance of success with our services. Ultimately, people choose us because of our credentials and track record of success. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to treating canine behavioral issues:


General frequently asked questions

The K9 PTSD Center has one mission in mind, to cure canines with C-PTSD I/II. Due to overwhelming demand for these services, we are pleased to announce we will be opening the center to ALL dogs, not only those that have served in military and law enforcement, for expert evaluation.

You have questions, we have answers! Here are some of the most common ones we hear. If you don't see what you're looking for, we strongly encourage you to drop us a line.

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Results widely vary based on the reasons for the dog's behavioral issues and on how long they've been going on. Howevere, you should begin seeing initial results in just a few weeks.

YES, we do!

It is important to know that the in-house evaluation is a deep-dive into your dog's triggers and behavioral problems. We test many options to determine the best set of practices to ensure success when your dog returns home. Our expert team’s vast experience allows us to see things about our charges that are oftentimes not considered by their human companions. Using a battery of tests that are unavailable outside the facility provides insight into your dog’s psychology. Upon completion of the 3-day evaluation, you will be given the results of our analysis and a plan for your dog's arrival back home, where the healing process truly begins based on what we've discovered. The evaluation is only the first step in the process; patiently carrying out the approach we’ll outline for you is what will lead to results.

We have a 1:1 ratio of therapists to dogs. This allows us to fully focus on each dog's psychological and physical needs.

An intake professional will handle all the arrangements with you to make your dog's visit a success. A checklist will be provided. We understand that this temporary separation may be stressful for you and we aim to alleviate that by providing clear steps.

Yes, you will receive daily updates! Each night, your dog's therapist will contact you with an update on how your dog is doing, as well as provide any answers to any questions you might have. You may opt to communicate with the therapist by phone or email, whichever is most convenient and helpful for you.

Our secure environment is integral to the evaluations we are conducting, and visits to the facility would be disruptive to the process. Rest assured that we do have many cameras throughout the center for our constant monitoring. However, we do not allow public access to the video feeds to maintain the integrity of our private facility.

Day One at the center begins with getting to know your dog and then conducting a full medical workup in conjunction with the complete medical records you will have provided us in advance. This exam is different from others your dog has experienced, as it will be approached from a behavioral perspective.

While there is no magic pill that can instantly and fully resolve the issues your dog is suffering from, with in-depth knowledge of the condition, and patience and love, together we can greatly improve your dog's quality of life and that of its human companions. You will soon see a noticeable difference in your dog's behavior, comfort, and happiness.

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Healing Dakota, The Movie

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Dakota's Law

Wound K-9 dogs to be treated as police officers when injured in the line of duty, qualify for retirement benefits at end of service life under two measures heard by Massachusetts lawmakers Monday

Uxbridge police dog Bear joins his partner, Police Officer Tom Stockwell, during a hearing Monday before the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

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Healing Dakota Movie Released

We are happy to announce the award-winning movie (39th Boston Film Festival (Boston) International Police Awards (Italy) Healing Dakota was just released through a licensing/distribution deal with Amazon Prime. See how it all began, and follow this heartwarming story of healing and hope through the eyes of a K9 Hero who was set for euthanasia. Learn how C-PTSD affects our K9 heroes and the journey of healing.

Thank you for being so supportive,
Team K9 Dakota

October 7 is Dog Mental Health Awareness Day. Below we have 3 suggestions on how to honor your dog's emotional needs on this special day.

Like humans, dogs benefit from:

  • A stimulating, yet comfortable environment. Here at the K9 PTSD Center, we have to pay acute attention to the dogs' surroundings to came them and our staff safe. However, we go way above and beyond this and provide extensive opportunities for these beloved animals to enjoy themselves. At your home, make sure your dog has his or her own personal space. This can be spruced up with items that look great in your home while also adding value to your pup's play or rest time. We assume if you're reading this that you already have a Bark Box subscription, because they are simply irresistible to us dog lovers, and, of course, our dogs. If not, they are always running promotions so you can snag one and give it a try. Bark Boxes are a stash of fun toys and treats and other items that Fido can root through with you.
  • Time with you. An often overlooked aspect of dogs' mental health is the most important one. And because we love them so much, we spend as much time as we can with them while doing all the human things we need to do. Yet, often we're trying to zone out after work and chores and family responsibilities and holiday plans… the list goes on. It's critical that your dog has some undivided attention from you on a regular basis, so if you've been feeling guilty (and your dog has been guilting you with some baleful side-eye), we suggest setting the timer on your phone for an hour, or even 15 minutes - whatever fits into your schedule, because let's get real—and devoting that time 100% on what your dog wants to do, be that a snuggle on the couch or some ball in the yard.
  • Vet visit, training, doggie spa, and play dates. We can't do everything for our dogs - we all need some help from others at times. Your furry family member is no different. Make Dog Mental Health Awareness Day the time of year when you assess your dog's emotional needs and make appointments for him or her. Physical health is crucial for mental health, so make sure dog is up to date on shots and other treatments your veterinarian suggests. Behavioral issues got you down? Call the K9 PTSD Center for an assessment to address your dogs' constant barking, budding aggression, or other issues. We can give you a plan that will fix the problem, and this time next year, you'll think, I'm so glad we did that! Your dog would probably enjoy some pampering as well, so consider taking him or her to a professional groomer and avail yourself of all they can do to make your dog feel proud. (Don't you just love that look on their face when they know they look good?). Lastly, don't let your dog be lonely. If it's safe to do so, bring him to a dog park or other place where he can interact with others of his own species.
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