Banner, who is a 1-year-old Siberian Husky, not only wears some pretty epic costumes, but she’s also a service dog in training.
Banner dresses up in costumes for a reason — she helps others learn about service dogs and all that they can do. She also raises awareness about the proper ways to respond to a service dog team when they’re out in public.
Banner is already trained to support her human with post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, and severe anxiety. She is also learning how to provide mobility support.
According to Banner’s human mom, Banner’s costumes help bring awareness to many of these “invisible” barriers. Though PTSD may be difficult to see, Banner’s superhero costumes show the ways in which she is able to support her human when she struggles with the effects of trauma.
Service dogs can perform a wide variety of tasks — we’ve seen before that they can comfort their humans when they sense some of these “invisible” challenges coming, such as a rising level of anxiety.
To follow more of Banner’s adventures, check her out on Facebook.