WHO WE ARE
Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs is a Charity (Registered in England and Wales No.1181017) that helps to change the lives of young people and their families, living within Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Surrey.
Helpful Hounds was started in order to help with the growing demand of young people who, with their families, would greatly benefit from having an Assistance or Therapy Dog. We generally use the term “Assistance Dog” as one that works with a Physically Disabled Person and a “Therapy Dog” for one that works with Autism, Down’s Syndrome and other emotional issues.
Helpful Hounds is dedicated to training Assistance and Therapy Dogs for:
- Young People who are Physically Disabled, have Autism, Down’s Syndrome, PTSD, or other emotional issues.
- Schools that are Special Needs or have Special Needs Departments or Students.
- Adults that are living with similar conditions and are having difficulty in replacing an existing dog or applying for their first dog elsewhere.
Our experienced Training Team use force free, positive and kind training methods in order create a strong bond for future partnerships, which, in turn, will be life changing for the young people and their families.