About the Family Dog Service

Our Family Dog workshops provide parents of autistic children with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family.

Our Workshops are ideal if you:

  • Are at the early stages of considering getting a dog to help your child with autism
  • 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

We run a series of virtual workshops for families. Find out what our workshops cover.

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 autistic children have fewer meltdowns as a result of their pet dog.

Long-term support

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

What attendees say about the workshops … 

“The virtual Family Dog workshops were great. It’s excellent value for money, the staff are kind and helpful and there was a friendly, open atmosphere for the participants. I felt free to ask questions and for more detail at any point. There is a good space between webinars so you have time to catch up on material and the staff offered one to one help between if it was needed. Highly recommend!’”

“I was actually blown away by this course. Not only were the instructors knowledge fantastic but also their care in wanting to know our individual set-ups and help with any current problems was exemplary. Feel privileged to have been able to access this course and the aftercare service.”

Book a Family Dog workshop

Our 2023 virtual workshops are now available to book.