Talented American service dog helps owner who suffers from brain injury with laundry and other chores (VIDEO)

Colt helps his owner who suffers from brain injury with daily chores such as laundry, opening doors and picking up things. — Picture via Instagram/servicedogcolt
Colt helps his owner who suffers from brain injury with daily chores such as laundry, opening doors and picking up things. — Picture via Instagram/servicedogcolt

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Dogs are long known for their loyalty towards humans, but a six-year-old service dog called Colt outranks them all.

The adorable Weimaraner was trained as a mobility service dog to help his owner who suffers from a traumatic brain injury with daily chores such as laundry, opening doors and picking up rubbish.

According to Metro UK, Janaye Kearns was in a coma for two weeks following a boating accident in 2012, and was told by doctors that she would likely never recover.

But after spending a year in inpatient rehabilitation, the 26-year-old incredibly began to walk, talk, read and write again.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🤦🏼 ♀️☹️🤷 ♀️ I’m so thankful for all who donated before. I did get some meds before I went on my family paid trip. I’m close to running out now and still need a little help before I can go get this months worth. Hopefully my insurnace will start coming around like last time cause it took this long last time they did this to me. Once they cover them again I’m gonna fill extra just in case this ever happens again. I am so blessed to have all of you. The trip I went on was paid for by my family completely, we go every year and it’s none refundable. I’m thankful we could go though cause I deserved it and so did Garrett and Colt, it really helped me to reset. The timing of the trip was weird and I wouldn’t have been able to go safely with out my meds. Colt also didn’t do good on kibble this time when we switch him for traveling, which I planned on leaving him on kibble until this all was resolved but I couldn’t. I saved a lot on his raw this month thankfully, a good kibble would be just as much. Clearly I have to clarify these things cause people get all crazy thinking they know everything when they don’t. I wouldn’t ask for help if it wasn’t necessary and I already posted a receipt for my meds last time for the exact amount I was able to raise at the time. It’s okay to ask for help and I never once said I wasn’t going on this trip from my family. Everyone who graciously donated donated to help me get my meds and that is what it has helped me with and I am so blessed. Link in bio to donate. Love you all. PS: any rude or hateful comments will be deleted and you will be blocked, I don’t care who you are, I know the truth and I have proved it and I will not accept people to make shit up about me! #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar

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Kearns, who had another brain injury in 2014 and a third in 2016, said her accident has left her brain with right side numbness and weakness.

Because of that, she often gets seizures, chronic neck and head pain as well as low blood sugar levels, among many other complications.

Despite all that, Colorado-based Kearns is fortunate enough to have a buddy who diligently help lessen her burdens.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🎬🐕🎥 Another behind the scenes video from a crew member. The professional film crew that filmed us was so sweet and helpful, they said that Colt was the easiest dog they have ever worked with. He loved working with them and so did I. They were so kind and sweet. Colt did so good working around weird floating sound mics and giant camera gear, he just did what he was suppose to and it made me so proud. I love him and his versatility. I’m so thankful to God for giving me Colt and for this opportunity. I sure feel his love over me even when life can be crazy sometimes, when things like this happen it just reminds me just how much God loves me and I can continue making a difference. Cant wait for the commercial to be done so I can see it. Yay. Song: Reckless by Cory Asbury @flyinggiant @brendanhbanks @himfilms @kquinlisk @mbeenthere #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar

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Kearns, who used to train police and military dogs, picked out Colt from a litter when he was just eight weeks old.

She then trained him with an orthopaedic veterinarian to help shield her head if she fell having a seizure.

As a result, Colt naturally alerts her to seizures 30 minutes to two hours before they happen.

Colt has also become an online sensation with about 23,000 followers on Instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🥦🐕🍌 Hard at work. This is only a few things he does to help out when I go to the grocery store. He carries items for me, picks items up, puts items in the basket or on the check out, forward momentum, bracing, counter balance, guides me to the truck, etc. Song: a million dreams from the greatest showman. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar

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Incredible footage shows the canine opening doors for her, putting her laundry in the washing machine and picking up things for her, among other tasks.

“I’m grateful for him,” said Kearns.

“I had no idea how much independence he would actually give me, and to be able to prevent about 50 per cent of my seizures altogether just by him alerting in advance, that gives me some more independence to feel better throughout the day.”

Kearns added that a service dog is a medical device and should never be distracted.

She consistently trains Colt to ensure that he can help in an emergency.

“He has to know a wide variety of things and basically he has overall commands that he can do anything that I ask him to do.

“He helps with laundry, puck up stuff for me because even on a good day, I can be out enjoying everything and if I drop something and go pick it up, I could completely black out and pass out,” she said.

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