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Dogs Supporting Education

Find out how you can introduce a dog into your school and discover the benefits with the UK’s premier training programme for dogs in schools

You had me at hello

The Dog Mentor Programme has built upon the benefits of the human-animal bond by providing children positive experiences with dogs that can help them educationally, developmentally,

emotionally and socially. The aim of The Dog Mentor is to create a completely universal offering in your environment for not only social, emotional and mental health well being but also covers all aspects of curriculum based education in order to improve educational outcomes.

Since 2012, implementation of The Dog Mentor Programme in Primary and Secondary schools across the UK has proven to have significant impact on many children’s lives.

These positive impacts follow the premise that improving communication within schools will improve behaviour.

If you are thinking about taking your dog into your working environment and achieving greater outcomes for all of your pupils, you have come to the right place!

The Dog Mentor Programme has been implemented in over 500 schools all over the UK with over 1100 educational professionals having been trained. More importantly, there are now more than 600 Dog Mentor dogs working in school every day.

Improve educational outcomes

Therapeutic Intervention in Schools


Improve education outcomes


Introducing your dog into school

Bringing a dog into your school is a significant commitment which should be carefully understood and planned. At the heart of the safety and success of the programme will be a clear focus on the wellbeing of the dog.

The Dog Mentor Programme will provide the necessary training, guidance and support to embed this programme in your school.

After a full dog assessment and one day course, you and your team will get access to our SharePoint Resources site along with full support from a member of our team for one year. The SharePoint contains parental consent letter templates, pupil exercises, dog training tools and lots more!

In the cost of the course, we supply a full risk assessment for your school, teacher resources, ten Dog Mentor pupil booklets, collar, lead and printed coat for your dog.




This map shows the current list of
Dog Mentor affiliated schools - we are all over the UK!

The Latest Insights

We've been busy implementing the Dog Mentor Programme in new schools, as well as visiting over 500+ Dog Mentor Programme Schools who are already seeing the benefits from having a school dog. Have a look at some of the exciting work we've been doing!

Some of Our Dogs in Schools


Jenny Duckworth

9 Ruggles Close
High Halstow
Kent ME3 8RU

07970 255697

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