This programme offers an assessment of the key parts for Assistance Dog work. They can be used to help track progress and for certification purposes. These certificates are intended for personal use but may be used to support access to public locations.

We offer 3 stages of training within this programme.

Basic – This is an initial assessment. Upon completion of this stage, you will receive a certificate stating that the dog is qualified as an Assistance Dog prospect. Certificate valid for 24 months.

  • Interaction
  • Actions
  • Stay and settle
  • Food manners
  • Walking
  • Focus
  • Dog socialisation
  • Human socialisation
  • Equipment
  • Theory
This course gains the student a free e-certificate, with the option of a hard copy from the shop. There are also various additional items which may be of benefit from vests, lead slips, IDs and more.

This programme offers an assessment of the key parts for Assistance Dog work. They can be used to help track progress and for certification purposes. These certificates are intended for personal use but may be used to support access to public locations.

We offer 3 stages of training within this programme.

Intermediate – This is the development assessment. Upon completion of this stage, you will receive a certificate stating that the dog is qualified as an Assistance Dog in training. The dog must be at least 8 months old and have passed the Basic Training. Certificate valid for 24 months.

  • Interaction
  • Actions
  • Stay and settle
  • Food manners
  • Walking
  • Travel
  • Dog socialisation
  • Human socialisation
  • Equipment
  • Theory
This course gains the student a free e-certificate, with the option of a hard copy from the shop. There are also various additional items which may be of benefit from vests, lead slips, IDs and more.

This programme offers an assessment of the key parts for Assistance Dog work. They can be used to help track progress and for certification purposes. These certificates are intended for personal use but may be used to support access to public locations.

We offer 3 stages of training within this programme.

Advanced – This is the Public Access Test. Upon completion of this stage, you will receive a certificate stating that the dog is qualified as an Assistance Dog. The dog must be at least 18 months old and have passed the Intermediate Training. Certificate valid for 18 months.

  • Interaction
  • Actions
  • Stay and settle
  • Food manners
  • Walking
  • Travel
  • Tasking
  • Theory
This course gains the student a free e-certificate, with the option of a hard copy from the shop. There are also various additional items which may be of benefit from vests, lead slips, IDs and more.

This course is for those preparing to enrol as members. 

This course is tailored to the user. We do this by providing various pathways in which members can follow in order to become an IAADP approved Assistance Dog. All members are expected to complete a weekly log of the training they have completed until graduation. 

To enroll onto this course, you must have a disability which is eligible for protection under the Equality Act 2010. We ask you to provide proof of this.

We will work with any legal breed of dog from the age of 8 weeks that has achieved at least one of the following:

  • Basic Canine Skills
  • Bronze Kennel Club or equivalent
  • Advanced Foundation Canine Skills and Preparatory Basic Assistance Dog
  • Equivalent qualification
You must pay the enrolment fee before you will be accepted onto this course.