Assistance Dog Membership

Five Senses Dog Training offers training and support for owner trained assistance dogs. 

Assistance Dogs are trained to support their handlers by carrying out tasks tailored to their needs, for example by performing deep pressure therapy, interrupting flashbacks or retrieving medication.

The service is flexible, allowing you and your dog to work at your own pace towards becoming a fully qualified team. Full support and guidance is provided to help you achieve this using modern, safe, reward-based methods of dog training. 

You will receive 1-2-1 support, taking into account your disability and personal circumstances in order to provide a service tailored to the individual needs of you and your dog.

In Person Membership
£20 per month
  • 1 hour in person session in/around Manchester City Centre.
  • Tailored programme to your individual needs.
  • Ongoing personal support, feedback and guidance.
  • Session notes, after every session, to track your progress and increase motivation.
  • Access issue support.
  • In Person Public Access Tests are available to teams which have reached an adequate level of training.
Online Membership
£20 per month
  • Two online video calls per month (up to 30 minutes each).
  • Tailored programme to your individual needs.
  • Ongoing personal support, feedback and guidance.
  • Access issue support.
  • Video tutorials can be requested.
  • Session notes, after every session, to track your progress and increase motivation.
  • In Person Public Access Tests are available to teams which have reached an adequate level of training.
Add-On Sessions
Discounted prices
  • In Person Sessions: £20 / hour
  • Dog Walking: £15 / hour
  • Online Sessions: £10 / 30 minutes

FAQs

Who can apply?

The programme is available to adults (over the age of 18) with a diagnosed disability. The definition of a disability under the Equality Act (2010) is a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal day-to-day activities.

Can I train my pet dog to be an assistance dog?

Yes! Five Senses Dog Training can help you train your own pet dog to become an assistance dog. 

What type of assistance dogs can you help train? 

Mobility Assistance Dogs, Psychiatric Assistance Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Medical Response Dogs.

Where are the sessions held? 

In person sessions are held in and around Manchester City Centre. Online sessions are currently closed as we have reached full capacity. 

 

How do I register my dog as an assistance dog? 

Can my landlord refuse my assistance dog because 'no pets are allowed'? 

And other frequently asked questions are answered here.
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