About the Family Dog Service

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

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View our workshop locations and dates for 2020

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 three one day workshops for families. At these you receive a combination of practical demonstrations, discussions, hands on learning and course hand outs. 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 children with autism 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.

Book a Family Dog workshop

We are following current government advice in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak and therefore are not running workshops in person at advertised venues. We are currently working towards delivering these in a virtual way, please click through to booking for further information.

This is being reviewed on a weekly basis and if you have booked onto a workshop we will keep you informed of any relevant changes.

View locations for 2020 and book onto a workshop.