Dogs Helping Kids is the UK’s unique charity dedicated to using highly trained dogs to help teach children non-violence, empathy, respect, kindness, love, responsibility, friendship and trust.
Dogs Helping Kids is a unique charity with it's headquarters based in North Devon, England. We are one of the only organisations in the country training and assessing dogs purely to work in the school, college, and library environment as both educational and therapeutic aids. We are evolving and growing all the time. The impact our School Dogs have on children and teenagers in the educational environment is amazing and changes lives forever. It is our vision to have a DHK School Dog working in every school, college and library across the country.
Dogs Helping Kids believes that a dog should only be working with a child or teenager, in an educational environment, if it has been trained, assessed and certified to do so. Each one of our Certified DHK School Dogs has had to complete a two year training programme, pass 6 increasingly difficult assessments, and once Certified, undergo an annual assessment. This is for the safety of the children, the staff, the School Dog owner and the School Dog. Please, never allow a dog in your school or library if it has not been assessed with children or trained for the task it is there to perform – you must insist in seeing proof that this has been undertaken.
DHK is thrilled to receive ongoing support from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. We would not have come this far if it were not for their generous donations and we are really grateful to them for believing in the work we undertake with our School Dogs.