About the Family Dog Service

Our Family Dog service has been developed to help us share our knowledge and expertise of training dogs to help families with a child with autism.

Through workshops and an aftercare service we provide parents with the information they need to source, select, handle and train a pet dog specifically to respond to the needs of a child with autism.

Our specialist advice and support has brought life-changing benefits to whole families. Research has shown that the families we work with have lowered parental stress, they go out more together and children with autism have fewer meltdowns as a result of their pet dog.

Our Family Dog Workshops are ideal if you:

  • Are at the early stages of considering getting a dog to help your child
  • Know that you want to get a dog and are looking for help choosing and handling a dog
  • Already have a pet dog but would like training ideas and support

The series of three one day workshops use a combination of practical demonstrations, discussions, hands on learning and course hand outs. Find out what our workshops cover.

Read the Dogs Monthly article about Family Dog.

Long-term support

Following the workshops, ongoing support is available to families including telephone support, online resources, and a private Facebook group.