The UK's first charity organisation training assistance dogs to increase independence and improve quality of life for British ex-servicemen and women with "invisible injuries".
We train Assistance Dogs for Veterans with service-related mental health conditions.*
*Including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), although this is the predominant condition presented, we are not exclusive to this.
Training is tailored to each individual based on their own specific needs.
Veterans With Dogs came about after witnessing, and experiencing, the massive impact that dogs had during the treatment for PTSD - and subsequent recovery. This led to extensive research into the amelioration of symptoms and the benefits of working with dogs for trauma related mental health conditions.
Our unique cutting edge programme has been developed from the inside-out, by those who understand the debilitating effects of mental health problems, along with animal behaviourists, experienced assistance-dog trainers and mental health professionals and practitioners.
Helping LEAD Independent Lives
Building successful working partnerships between clients and dogs that empower people and open doors to new opportunities.
It is commonly understood - and accepted - that dogs are wonderful companions who can also provide many psychological and physiological benefits to owners. Dogs engender caring and responsibilities, improve feelings of safety, and help create social bridges in our communities. Those Veterans who may normally live in isolation say they never feel alone when they are with their dog. In addition, all of these benefits come by default.