Pawsitive Squad CIC
Paws of Hope, Paws of Love,
Paws of Life
We have an objective assistance dog assessment process to ensure all assistance dogs working under our organisation work to a high standard. To become an assistance dog, the partnerships must pass 3 levels of assessment - bronze, silver and gold.
Our gold assessment is the assessment which moves dogs from 'assistance dog in training' to 'assistance dog' level. Once partnerships have passed their gold assessment, we re-assess the partnership annually to ensure they retain the standard required.
The bronze, silver and gold assessments all are made up of 2 parts:
1) A 3 hours face to face group assessment in Nottingham/Derby which assesses the dogs behaviour, public access skills, handler skills as well as includes a CAWS assessment which assesses the dogs welfare. These are usually on the first Sunday of each month from 10.30am till 1.30pm.
2) A creative project, demonstrating understanding of the self guided virtual learning resources. For each assessment, clients are able to choose between 3 briefs which always includes a choice of written assessment, video recorded project or 3rd type of creative project such as a poster (which differs between levels).