Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability)

Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability)

Charity information

Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability)

Dog A. I. D. (Assistance In Disability) is a national voluntary organisation, which provides specialised training for people with physical disabilities and their own pet dog.

Dog AID does not actually supply dogs. What Dog AID does do is to help people train their own dog to be generally obedience trained as good pets and to help around the house. If the dog's temperament is of a high standard and sufficient training is carried out then the dog and owner can be assessed for full Assistance status

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Mission Statement

    The Aims of the Charity

    The training and instruction of dogs to act as efficient and safe companions and Assistance Dogs for people with physical disabilities, and to train and educate people with physical disabilities in the proper safe use of dogs, and to provide such additional services and facilities for the relief of people with physical disabilities as the organisation shall from time to time deem fit.


    1. To provide access to dog training for people with physical disabilities.

    2. To educate people with disabilities in how they can best care for their dog in relation to their disabilities.

    3. To educate people with disabilities how they can create the best bond between themselves and their dogs.

    4. To ensure that the dog is well socialised in relation to the environment it is to live and work in.

    5. To help people with disabilities to train their dogs in basic control both inside and outside the home.

    6. To help people with disabilities train their dogs to carry out specialised tasks in order to assist them to manage their disability in everyday life.

    7. Where it is required, to seek rights of access to individual shops and institutions.

  • Aims

    Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability) aims to:

    • To employ a manager and a professional development officer
    • Ultimately to raise funds to build, or buy and develop a training facility for clients and their dogs to have some intensive residential training periods.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1098619

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01543 899463

    Address: Earlyworld House, 7 Darwin Court, Oxon Business Park SY3 5AL

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  • Enabling Assistance - Intensive Courses

    We currently train assistance dogs in owner's own homes. This pilot will look to develop a... More
  • Newsletters

    We produce between 2-4 newsletters a year which are circulated to our members and trainers... More