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Before you apply to join the Pawsitive Squad assistance dog program you MUST have read the full Pawsitive Squad assistance dog handbook. You can find the handbook by clicking here.


Once you have read the handbook please send us the following to

The completed application form (click here to download)

The completed childs pawsitive squad passpprt (click here to download)

Signed assistance dog contract (click here to download)

Medical evidence for each condition your child has and the impact it has (such as letter of diagnosis or DLA award form)


Once we have recieved your application, if the young person and dog meet the eligibility criteria we will invite you a selection group assessment via zoom. These are held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 9.45am and 7.30pm. The zoom group selection assessment is to assess whether the dogs personality and temprament are suitable for assistance dog training. Once you've completed the selection group assessment we will ask you to complete the foundation written assessment through the virtual learning zone. This involves 1 to 2 hours of reading/ listening and a short written assessment. The written assessment aspect is to ensure you're able to engage with this form of learning and assessment as virtual learning and written assessments make up 20% of the assessments and learning in the Pawsitive Squad assistance dog program.