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Medical PA Dogs Program

If you or your child have a medical condition which causes acute medical events which impact on your health and safety then this program maybe perfect for you! 

The aim of this program is to give you and your dog the skills to enable your dog to support your medical needs through, where possible, a medical alert and medical response tasks such as fetching medication, pulling an emergency cord, barking for attention and passing medical card to paramedics. 

This program is NOT to train your dog as an assistance dog with public access rights, though you can use this program as a step into the assistance dog program if your dog is suitable. This program is to train your dog to provide medical alert and response assistance within your home and dog friendly environments. 

Membership contents & fees

The medical PA dogs program is a membership program. For just ¬£20 per month you get: 

  • one 45 minute medical alert virtual training class per month
  • one 45 minute medical response virtual training class per month
  • Access to the Pawsitive squad member Facebook group
  • Access to virtual canine-assisted activity sessions each month
  • One sibling activity session for any siblings or other children in the household per month
  • Weekly parent chat & activity sessions
  • 2 virtual parties per year including yearly award ceremony with trophy & certificate**
  • Full training report after 6 months on the program (can be used for EHCP, DLA, PIP application etc.) upon request (max 2 per 12 month period)

Medical PA dogs to assistance dog

If your dog has a suitable temperament, the medical PA dogs program can provide direct access into the assistance dog program once your dog is providing a medical alert with over 95% day time accuracy and 2 medical response tasks OR 3 vital medical response tasks and have been actively engaging with the medical support pups program for over 4 months. You and your dog must meet all the eligibility criteria for the assistance dog program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the medical PA dogs program you must:

  • own a dog aged between 12 weeks and 3 years old.
  • be the parent/carer of a young person aged 18 months to 25 years old OR be aged 16 to 25 years old
  • have a medical condition which causes medical events which pose a risk to your health and safety. (We unfortunately cannot accept applicants with psychological or functional events such as dissociative seizures, functional neurological disorder & panic attacks -  though individuals these conditions maybe eligible for our assistance dog program instead depending upon care & support needs and meeting the other criteria) .
  • Not pose a health, safety or well being risk to their dog and be able, as a household to meet the dogs care needs including all costs. 

Ready to apply?

All you need to do to apply is complete the membership application form which can be downloaded here. We will let you know within 2 weeks if you've been accepted on the program. We have limited spaces which will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. For applicants who are accepted before the 25th of the month, membership will start on the 1st of the following month. 

Medical PA dogs membership application word document download

once completed, email your application form to enquiries@pawsitivesquad.co.uk 

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