We help the dog that helps you, so tip up, grab a brew and learn what we do!
We believe that all assistance, companion and support dogs, are so much more than 'just a dog' and should be given the space, freedom and choice, to relax, reboot and recharge, to nurture their own mental well-being. We provide a safe environment, demonstrate force free techniques and share take away skills to enhance each unique canine partnership. Dogs are amazing on so many levels, they make a difference and are important to all of our lives. Our unique service offers support for all companion dogs and currently we specialise within the military community and emergency services, including RNLI & Coastguard. For dogs that share their lives with guardians/care-givers struggling with PTSD, their four legged buddy becomes their companion, providing a focus and a means of slowly finding their way back into a bit of normality.
We create a calm space to learn, with specialist help focusing on the mental and emotional needs of your dog. We provide education, guidance and coaching to help you recognise when your dog needs support so you can help your best friend when he needs it. Sometimes when you are struggling your dog might be struggling too. We make a difference by supporting your dog and by offering down time and a learning opportunity you can both enjoy. We are currently working in collaboration with Weymouth Veterans Hub in Dorset and Veterans In Action in Hampshire, who offer the use of their facilities to hold our taster sessions. By working together, we are able to support and make a difference for both ends of the lead.
M.A.D for Dogs also work with registered Scottish charity Bravehound. Due to current circumstances we are unable to make regular visits to Scotland and instead we are supporting the charity via virtual weekly meetings with the training team. Bravehound work with ex servicemen and women and their families and for those suffering with mental and physical trauma, their team provide help and encouragement and teach dogs the skills and tasks they need in order to become support dogs. Giving their guardians a focus on training, provides a much needed life line, enabling them to slowly re-integrate safely into society.
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