Pawsitive Squad CIC
Paws of Hope, Paws of Love,
Paws of Life
Pawsitive Squad CIC is a community interest company which was founded in 2018. Initially, Pawsitive Squad CIC was created to offer assistive task training and canine assisted activities to young disabled people living in Nottingham & surrounding areas.
Now, just three years on, Pawsitive Squad is a national organisation, working with families across England, Wales and Scotland through a variety of in person and virtual services to enable as many young people with additional or alternative needs and disabilities to benefit from the therapeutic and practical benefits specially trained dogs can provide.
First of all, thank you for taking the time to visit this page and find out all about what makes Pawsitive Squad special. My name is Heather Pyne and I am the founder, co-director and trainer for Pawsitive Squad. I founded Pawsitive Squad as I was aware of the significant gap in support services for young people with complex needs which do not fit into individual diagnostic categories. As a dog trainer, disabled person and parent to one profoundly disabled and one autistic child, I wanted to use my education and personal experience to make life a little easier for young people who face additional barriers to participating in our world.
My qualifications include (but are not limited to):
and continued professional training courses completed include: