We are the UK's first non-profit organisation training Assistance Dogs to increase independance and improve quality of life for British ex-servicemen and women with "invisible injuries".
We work with Veterans to train Assistance Dogs for the specific needs of trauma related mental health conditions.*
Training is tailored to each individual based on their own specific needs.
We give Veterans the opportunity to meet in an informal and safe environment, amongst peers, and to access professional training and support.
Veterans learn our techniques whilst training with their dogs, to strengthen their bond and understanding, leading to greater independance, improved self-esteem and increased quality of life.
Modern professional training is provided, along with workshops, seminars and residential activities. Our Residentials currently take place in Devon, with other venues to be announced in due course.
Our research continues into training, outcomes, and the associated benefits of Assistance Dogs for Veterans with invisible injuries. We have established relationships with universities for academic research too. We share information with partner organisations and continue practical research to gain further insight into theories and best practises.
*This includes PTSD and associated symptoms
VETERANS WITH DOGS . . . 'Assistance in Mind'