Case Studies | Meet our Clients and Trainers

Lucy & Molly | Client

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  Lucy Watts, MBE is a Health & Disability Activist, Consultant, Speaker, Writer, Blogger and Peer Mentor. She lives life to the full despite having a life-limiting condition, that causes complex medical needs. She is the proud owner of Dog A.I.D. trained Assistance Dog, Molly. Here, Lucy speaks of the difference Molly has made to her life …

  

Ruth & Willow | Client

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  Ruth Spurr from South Buckinghamshire suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which causes multi systemic problems throughout her body. Her pet dog Willow has recently fully qualified as her Assistance Dog, after

training with Dog A.I.D., one of the fastest partnerships to qualify ... 

Teresa & Sam | Client

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Teresa from North Somerset has various medical conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). 

She has trained her pet dog Sam, with the help of Dog A.I.D., to become her fully qualified Assistance Dog ... 


Talya & Coby | Client

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It’s another day for Talya Hambling, as she heads off to university where she is studying veterinary nursing. Only no day can be described as normal for Talya, because she has a range of medical conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). She is frequently in chronic pain and suffers from blackouts and funny turns that involve hot flashes, shakes, loss of vision and heart palpitations ...

Penaran Higgs | Trainer

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  As well as running a successful dog behaviour and training business, Penaran Higgs is a volunteer dog trainer for Dog A.I.D. She has already worked with a young woman and her dog, helping them to achieve full assistance dog status. Here Pen talks about what it is like to support people with disabilities in training their own pet dog to become their four-legged helper ... 

  

We are so grateful to our Clients and Trainers for allowing us to share their stories with you. They do this so that you can understand more about the vital, life-changing work that we do right across the UK and to ask that you help us to do more ...


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