Colt the Service Dog: Trained to Protect His Owner

September 20, 2019
Dogs have an extraordinary capacity for learning, and can carry out tasks that no one else can do. This is the case with Colt the service dog, who has been specially trained to help his owner.

Dogs have an extraordinary capacity for learning, and can carry out tasks that no one else can do. This is the case with Colt the service dog, who has been specially trained to help his owner.

Want to know more? We’ll tell you everything in this article.

In this blog, we’ve told you many incredible stories of extraordinary guide dogs, police dogs, and search and rescue dogs. Experts train these animals with one mission in mind: to help and protect people. Service dogs are loved and admired around the world, not only for the work they do, but for the joy and humility with which they carry out that work.

Colt’s owner was in desperate need of his help. Without him, she’d be at constant risk of injury, and it would be impossible for her to live an ordinary life.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Colt is one of a kind. But his story is no isolated case. There are many noble, brave, and loving service dogs out there, who dedicate their lives to helping mankind.

Colt the service dog: purpose and training

Colt’s owner is Janaye Kearns, from Colorado, USA. Five years ago, she suffered a traumatic brain hemorrhage, and she continues to experience frequent seizures today. A serious brain lesion also means that even the smallest bump to the head could be fatal.

Janaye’s seizures are similar to those suffered by epileptics. As a result, she regularly falls to the ground, often hitting her head on the floor.

If not prevented, these knocks could easily aggravate her brain lesion, and could even be fatal.

This is where Colt the service dog comes in. Colt knows how to recognize the warning signs of seizures, so that he can immediately go to his owner’s aid.

Janaye has posted a video of one of Colt’s training sessions on YouTube. In the video, Colt rushes toward her and lies under her head, preventing it from hitting the hard floor.

The convulsions you see in the videos are not real. Janaye merely feigns seizures to test how Colt would react.

She explains: “When I have a seizure, it’s like I’m not really there. I wouldn’t be able to know if he did his job right or not.”

Colt receives regular training from Janaye, and has shown that he won’t give up until she is safe. Tenacious and loyal, he makes every effort to protect her head from the hard floors, even when the surface is slippery.

Janaye Kearns’ Youtube channel has gained over half a million likes, and more than three hundred thousand followers.

The story of Colt the service dog is a brilliant example of loyalty, friendship and the unique bond between dogs and humans.

Service dogs

Service dogs are usually trained with one particular patient in mind, so that their training program can be specially adapted to meet the circumstances and needs of their future owners.

Many other service dogs have been given to patients suffering similar convulsions. So far, the project has been a huge success.

These dogs allow people suffering from epilepsy to live relatively normal lives, and help prevent serious head injuries.

This is simply yet another example of how dogs impact and benefit our lives. Their loyalty, perseverance and ability to learn and obey commands has helped many people with seemingly unsolvable problems regain their independence.

There’s no denying that we owe a lot to these intelligent animals.

Even if you don’t need a service dog yourself, you never know when a search and rescue dog may save your life.

So to Colt, and to every other service dog out there, we would just like to say a huge thank you.