Our Dog Training Team

We have a team of positive reward-based dog trainers with a variety of professional qualifications, who house and train a dog for a specific autistic partner.

Bonding work and developmental training within the family and with the autistic child/adult start in early puppyhood. The journey towards final placement is designed to be organic and seamless, with strong relationships building over time.

The trainer and dog visit the family weekly, creating a bond between the autistic person and the dog and gradually integrating the dog into the family life, so that when ready to move in with them this is done in a seamless and natural way. The charity also has a wealth of autism experience and all our trainers have undergone autism training with the National Autistic Society; this helps us to provide support to the whole family unit.