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Service dog saves the day after owner has seizure in grocery store

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Service dogs are valuable companions for people with medical conditions. They can recognize their owner’s trouble and respond accordingly. These specially trained animals can fetch medicine or call for help, and they can be lifesavers.

A video that recently surfaced showcases the incredible actions of a service dog that came to the rescue of his owner. The video shows the moment an 11-month-old service dog named Koda responds after his owner has a seizure in a North Carolina grocery store.

Amber Laudicina, Koda’s owner, experiences seizures unexpectedly due to chemotherapy-related brain damage from battling a brain tumor in 2010. She trained Koda to recognize when she is having a seizure and respond accordingly.

Amber was shopping at her local Harris and Teeter supermarket when Koda sensed that something wasn’t right. He barked in alert as Amber began to exhibit signs of a seizure. As she slumped to the ground, Koda stayed by her side, making sure she didn’t get harmed.

Koda barked, and an employee who was familiar with their situation recognized that something was wrong. The employee then took over and called for emergency help, while Koda patiently stood guard. Amber wrote that while Koda is still in training and his leash interfered with some of his tasks, he still “did very well.”

The video shows Koda responding to his first true emergency situation and “doing amazing.” Amber praised the supermarket employees’ actions, saying they went above and beyond with their response.

According to WXII, the assistant manager pulled out all the stops to help Amber. EMS arrived to check on Amber, but she did not need to go to the hospital.

Amber has also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to thank the manager for her life-saving actions. Service dogs like Koda are essential for many people with medical conditions, and their loyalty and bravery are inspiring. >>… RELATED POST: Soldier’s Service Dog Joyfully Reunited With The Inmate Who Trained Him

Watch the video below:

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@koda_sd_in_training TW: Real Time True Seizure Occurs – this shows the amazing staff at my local Harris and Teeter handling this situation amazingly from beginning to end when medics arrived. Koda is still learning and did very well. The leash unfortunately contributed to a lot of his tasking issues and now tells me he needs to b on a traffic lead. You can train and train for this but you dont know how far youve come until it actually happens. I cant predict my episodes so its truly rare for me to catch it on film. Not that I like showing me in this state, I felt it’s important to show why you shouldnt mess w service dogs. He knew something was up and I should have known better to not be out the way ive been feeling. The first time her barked i wasnt 100% he was truly alerting but after, it was clear and I listened. Now I can know to trust his alerts more and more 🙂 home and resting now. #canecorso #canecorsoitaliano #servicedog #servicedogintraining #servicedogsoftikok #canecorsoservicedogintraining #servicesogprospect #servicedogteam #mastiffsoftiktok #dogtraining #puppytraining101 #puppytraining ♬ 10 minutes BGM for light training such as yoga(845880) – kakumaru

It’s not often a moment like this is caught on video, and it’s remarkable to see Koda respond to his owner’s health crisis in real time like this. It’s a reminder of how viral service dogs can be to people who need them.

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