Running a marathon for charity

April 30, 2019

Our trainer, Mel, took part in this year’s London Marathon on behalf of Dogs for Good. Once she got her breath back, we asked her to share her story about running a marathon for charity. “I’ve not always been a runner,” says Mel.  “I started to dabble in it… Read More

26.2 facts about training for the London Marathon

April 26, 2019

One of our wonderful trainers, Mel, has spent the last six months training for the London Marathon. With only two more sleeps to go until the big day, she’s given us 26.2 facts about training for the London Marathon and they’re so good, we thought we’d share them with you. Read More

Smart technology program to help assistance dogs

April 11, 2019

Since 2013, Dogs for Good has been in collaboration with The Open University on a research program using smart technology to help assistance dogs. Run by the OUs Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) Laboratory, the ‘Technology for Dogs with Important Jobs’ research programme addresses real-life challenges faced by working… Read More

What does it take to train an autism assistance dog?

April 4, 2019

Dogs for Good has been training autism assistance dogs since 2007 and enquiries for this service are currently at an all-time high. Last year over 2,000 people contacted us to ask how a dog could help a family member with autism. It costs over £21,000 to train and support… Read More

How pet dogs can help autistic children

April 3, 2019

Learnings from our autism assistance dog service showed us how pet dogs can help autistic children too. Our Family Dog workshops provide parents with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family, and so far we’ve helped 1,200 families. We asked parents… Read More