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 their own dog as 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 are learning 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 the training, outcomes, and associated benefits, of Assistance Dogs for Veterans with invisible injuries. We have established realtionships with universities both here in the UK, and the USA. We are sharing information and conducting practical research to gain further insight into theories and best practises of this cutting edge subject.
*This includes PTSD and associated symptoms
VETERANS WITH DOGS . . . 'Assistance in Mind'