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Assistance Dogs

If you have been directed to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers by any of the dog assistance charities because you do not meet their criteria or they have a waiting list, please be aware of the following:

  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is not a registered charity.
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a pet dog association not an assistance dog charity or association
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers cannot qualify a dog to become an assistance dog. Only one of the assistance charities can do this.
  • Some of the training needed for assistance dogs is highly specialised, e.g. seizure alert dogs, and not usually within the scope of pet dog training services.
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers does not provide dogs or puppies.
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers trainers may charge for their services.

Many Association of Pet Dog Trainers trainers will be happy to help you teach your dog various tasks that can help in everyday life. To discuss your needs and enquire about availability of trainers, charges, etc. please click www.apdt.co.uk/dog-owners/local-dog-trainers to find a trainer in your area.


The registered charities that form Assistance Dogs (UK) are:

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