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Dog Saves Owner from Violent Asperger’s Meltdown

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One of the challenges that patients of Asperger’s Syndrome has is the capacity for self-harming. It may seem like a hopeless situation for some but Danielle Jacobs found a way to help herself deal with the problem with the aid of her loving dog, Samson.

She was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. She trained her 4-year old Rottweiler to stop her from hurting herself whenever she gets into her self-harming episodes.

“This is what having Aspergers is like,” Jacobs narrates on YouTube. “This is what’s considered a meltdown…I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted.”

Danielle found Samson from an animal rescue center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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She adopted him and trained him immediately to help her with her meltdowns.

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This adorable boy passed Canine Good Citizen, Canine Community, and Public Access tests.

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Here’s the full video of her meltdown and how Samson helped Danielle calm down when she started hurting herself.

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Danielle shared this to everyone in order to raise awareness for the disease.

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