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Guidelines & Criteria

  • The applicant must have a disability. Disability Assistance Dogs only provides training for dogs for people with Diabetes, Epilepsy, Addisons, Mobility Impairment or Nut Allergy.

  • The applicant/guardian must be over the age of 18.

  • The applicant/guardian must have the motivation and ability to provide regular exercise and grooming, suitable food and medical care for the dog.

  • The applicant and the applicant's family must enjoy the close companionship of their dog and want to form a working relationship with their dog.

  • All applicants will be considered regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age or any other categories protected by law.

  • It is recommended that your dog is aged between 10 months and 6 years on commencement of training.

  • It is recommended that you have had the dog for 6 months before being considered for training.

  • It is recommended that all dogs are neutered/spayed before joining the training program.

  • All dogs must have had their initial vaccinations and up to date Kennel Cough vaccinations.

  • Prior to acceptance onto the training program, dogs should have achieved the Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award or equivalent.

  • Each dog team will be subject to a temperament test to determine suitability for training.

Kennel Club Bronze

Good Citizen Award


Kennel Club

Good Citizen Award

Training Clubs

Application Process

  1. The applicant should contact us to request an application form which will be sent out, or download and print the form using the links below.

  2. The form must be completed and returned together with a photograph and documentary evidence of initial vaccinations and up to date Kennel Cough vaccination before any application can be considered. Receipt of your completed application will be acknowledged. Completed forms must only be sent by post to the address contained on the form, we can not accept completed forms by email.

  3. Your application will be assessed by the team and, if successful at this stage, you will be invited to meet our senior trainer at a venue to be arranged. You will be required to make your own travel arrangements and cover your own costs.

  4. Some applicants may be required to complete additional training with their dog before being accepted. In this situation, the applicant will be given advice by our senior trainer as well as an action plan detailing the work that needs to be completed. The applicant will then be invited back at a later date before being given a final decision on whether they will be accepted onto the training programme.

  5. All applicants are recommended to join their local dog training club, information about which can be found at

Epilepsy & Diabetes

Application Form


Mobility Assistance

Application Form


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