Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
They specialise in three specific programmes:
- Autism assistance dogs for children with autism. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments. You can read more about this programme here
- Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. Support Dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, up to 50 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure. This enables the client to find safety and be in control over their seizure, allowing a much more independent life. You can read more about this programme here
- Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. They client’s own pet dog is trained to perform tasks which are specifically tailored to their individual needs; providing them with greater independence and safety. You can read more about this programme here
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