In whichever way people choose to engage with a dog, the aim is to provide a positive experience.

Walking and Wellbeing Group with community dog

We work with people on a wide range of goals through a tailored programme of engaging activities with the dog including: Dual lead walking, walks with the dog, Treasure hunts, bingo, off lead games, agility, skittles, learning about dog care and welfare, spending calm time with the dog stroking and brushing.  

The dog can act as a motivator, a social bridge, and ice breaker in social situations, encouraging connections, building relationships, a confidence booster, and helping with communication.

We are currently working with a variety/number of people /services/organisations, including care homes, schools, home-educated children, adults with learning disabilities, those living with dementia and people with mental health challenges.

We are working primarily in group settings and to date have established:

  • Walking groups – activities en route – promoting exercise, socialisation & communication.
  • Activity groups – indoor/outdoor – looking to increase confidence, build friendships, confidence, and motivation to take part in an activity.
  • Meet & greet visits – providing a positive experience, promoting conversation & engagement, boosting wellbeing.

Child and dog doing agility jump Dogs for Good handler and community dog with woman on a walk