Building independence through canine support
We're proud to be supporting Canine Partners. Since 1990, this charity has provided assistance dogs to transform the lives of people living with disabilities.
Amazing dogs, transforming lives
We've joined forces with disability-support charity, Canine Partners, to support their target to match 80 trained dogs with disabled people this year.
This growing charity provides highly trained assistance dogs, trained to carry out day-to-day household tasks and ensure the safety of their owner.
With over 1,000 requests received by Canine Partners for assistance dogs each year and a 24 month puppy training programme, we're pleased to be supporting some of the 1.2 million wheelchair users across the UK.
Meet trainee assistance dog, Wilson
Meet Wilson, one of the latest recruits by Canine Partners who is proudly sponsored by David Wilson Homes.
Wilson is one of 159 puppies currently in training with puppy parents, ahead of being matched with a new owner.
Each puppy costs £20,000 to support from their initial puppy selection, through to their retirement, aged 12.
The dogs are specially trained to the needs of their new owner, including complex disabilities. Canine Partners also work closely with Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion and other service organisations to provide assistance dogs to injured servicemen and women.
From opening and closing doors, to unloading the washing machine or seeking help in an emergency, these canine heroes really do help make a house, a home.
Click here to find out more about Canine Partners.
The latest 'pupdate' from Canine Partners
Wilson has now been with this puppy parents for 4 weeks and whilst he is settling into his new home he will be getting lots of positive encouragement and receiving the guidance of his puppy parents to learn basic obedience and good manners.
Wilson will start to learn about walking on a lead, sitting and waiting, settling when asked and interacting politely with his puppy parents by enjoying lots of mental and physical stimulation through play.