Samson may look mean, but he’s been trained to step in and calm his human when he notices signs of dangerous depression.
When Samson saw his owner Danielle Jacobs having a meltdown, he stepped in and gently calmed her down. Jacobs, a woman with Asperger syndrome, trained her service dog to alert to different issues such as depression and self-harm. After seeing Samson’s loving response to his owner’s situation, it certainly looks like the training has paid off.
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