SPPOT provides accredited training for people who have long term illnesses, disabilities or other barriers to work and education.
The training enables people to become Volunteer Dog Walkers and Daycarers, fully supported by SPPOT who will continue to train, support and insure each person in whichever way suits them best.
Every course offered by SPPOT is intended to benefit dogs too, by promoting kind, effective methods of training and handling. We teach up to date, ethical and scientifically proven techniques.
Please note that training places are subject to meeting the access criteria and funding being in place see below:
We accept applications from people who experience significant barriers to employment, for example because of a disability, mental health issue, substance misuse issue, long term illness or who are unable to work for other health or social reasons.
SPPOT Volunteers benefit from 'HAI' - Human Animal Interaction. This means that as well as the fresh air and exercise, people can stay mentally and physically well through the companionship of dogs.
If you are a person (or you represent someone) who meets our eligibility criteria, you can contact SPPOT directly to find out about current routes to funding (or self-funding) your training with us.
You can also contact your social worker, support worker, CPN or other professional who works with you, who can contact us for you.
We can arrange drop-in sessions for people waiting to start training and anyone else who is interested in getting to know more about SPPOT.
You can also contact us by clicking the button or send us an application for training using the 'Apply Online' button below
A great Introductory video, created by Media students from Pembrokeshire College