Why we do what we do?

“Dogs are magicians of the universe, by their presence alone they can transform grumpy people into grinning people.”

About Us

“We create positive change in the way dogs are understood and support their mental and physical well-being.”

Support Us

Our focus at Making A Difference for Dogs is to encourage you to give your dog the best gifts; Time, Choice and Freedom to be themselves to Relax, Reboot and Recharge.

Welcome To Making A Difference For Dogs

“Dogs are magicians of the universe, by their presence alone they can transform grumpy people into grinning people.”

“We create positive change in the way dogs are understood and support their mental and physical well-being.”

For dogs that find themselves living with a Veteran with PTSD, they become that person’s lifeline giving them a reason to get out and about, create new habits and develop new routines. M.A.D for Dogs exists to Make A Difference to the mental and physical well being of dogs by creating positive change in the way they are understood. ​

We help you get to know your dog and explain how important it is to give them freedom and time to be themselves to choose what they would like to do. We create a safe non-judgemental environment and show you ways to encourage them to enjoy downtime in order to relax, reboot and recharge. We support you by sharing takeaway tips and skills for you to use, so you can recognise when your dog needs help and are equipped to give them what they need. We speak up for dogs and tell you things your dog would love you to know.

Sometimes being in a dark place, can feel like you’ve been buried, when actually you’ve been planted.
We can help each other.

We are currently working in collaboration with Weymouth Veterans Hub in Dorset and Veterans In Action in Hampshire, who offer the use of their facilities to hold our sessions. By working together, we are able to support and make a difference for both ends of the lead.

Donate

Your donations mean we can continue our important work which not only changes the lives of the dogs we help, it saves the lives of their owners too – THANK YOU!

MAD for Dogs Box

We are launching the first UK Dog Subscription box focused solely on their health and happiness. Each month you and your dog will receive a package full of goodies to encourage you to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice and Keep Learning. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know, and you even get our FREE MAD for Dogs – 5 ways to turn Nosiness into Teamwork.

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M.A.D for Dogs have also worked with the registered Scottish charity Bravehound.

Bravehound works with ex-servicemen and women and their families​​ and for those suffering from mental and physical trauma, their team provide help and encouragement and teach dogs the skills and tasks they need in order to become support dogs.

Giving their guardians a focus on training, provides a much needed life line, enabling them to slowly re-integrate safely into society.

Read the latest news from our blog:

Avoidance & Your K9 Companion

Avoidance & Your K9 Companion

Avoidance for the veteran is all about the need to feel safe. It is normal for a soldier to shop late at night and the only shop in a store he feels familiar with,...

Fight, flight or freeze

Fight, flight or freeze

When a soldier is under threat, he quickly learns there are only three options, fight, flight, or freeze. The process of making the decision and taking action...

Self-isolation & your K9 Companion.

Self-isolation & your K9 Companion.

As a veteran struggling with mental health, self-isolation can be self-imposed, as fear increases your world begins to shrink which makes it more difficult to push...

Make A Donation

Your donation helps us raise awareness, provide tools and knowledge to help those dogs who support ex-service people with PTSD live longer and happier lives.

For dogs that find themselves living with a Veteran with PTSD, they become that person’s lifeline giving them a reason to get out and about, create new habits and develop new routines. M.A.D for Dogs exists to Make A Difference to the mental and physical well being of dogs by creating positive change in the way they are understood. ​