We are the UK's first non-profit organisation training Assistance Dogs to increase independence 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 service 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 train with their dogs, to strengthen their bond and understanding, leading to greater independance, improved self-esteem and increased quality of life.
Using modern professional dog training techniques with a proven scientific basis, we provide instruction and education - along with workshops, seminars and residential activities. Our training-residentials currently take place in Devon, with other venues to be announced in due course.
We continue to research training, the outcomes, and the associated benefits of Assistance Dogs for Veterans with invisible injuries to gain further insight into theories and best practises. Research is conducted both internally, and externally with universities for academic purposes. We share information with similar organisations within the Assistance Dog community who are also aiming to bring this positive aspect of pyschological assistance to a wider audience.
*This includes PTSD and associated symptoms
VETERANS WITH DOGS . . . 'Challenging Invisible Injuries'We receive no central funding and rely entirely on fundraising and donations for our work. Please help us make a difference