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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you assess dogs to help with autism, PTSD, mental health issues, anxiety, or panic attacks?

We do assess clients with these conditions. We recommend you are with a supporting charity/organisation to assist the with training.

  • Do you assess dogs medical alert dogs, who alert to diabetes, epilepsy, and non-epileptic seizures?

We do assess clients with these conditions. We recommend you are with a supporting charity/organisation to assist the with training

  • How does the application process work?


Once you have submitted your application of interest, the ADAA will review the information and provide you with a response.

If your application is successful, we will require proof of disabilities, veterinary check, insurance and vaccinations etc. this will be explained in detail.

We will arrange a video based (zoom) pre-assessment interview with you, in this we will discuss how the assessment works, and any concerns or queries you may have.


Please note submitting an application does not mean you are automatically accepted for an assessment.

  • Why has my application been rejected?


ADAA may reject your application for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to; the dog’s age being outside of our parameters, the dog having health concerns, or your medical condition falls outside of our current remit


Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback, all rejections are final.

  • Do you receive any government funding?


We receive no government funding. We rely on voluntary donations and fundraising to allow ADAA to continue to provide assessments, support to the teams, and education to service providers.


You have asked for a fee to be paid


We ask for a small donation to take the assessment however this only covers a small portion of our costs. We rely on fundraising and donations the link to our fundraising page is

  • How much does it cost ADAA per assessment?


It costs the ADAA £150 per assessment, we ask for a small contribution of £50 per assessment towards the assessment. Successful teams receive a certificate, and an ADAA lead slip, included in this contribution.

  • Do I have to pay to apply to ADAA?


No, ADAA will not charge any fee’s until the booking is confirmed.

  • Is the assessment fee refundable?


The fee is non-refundable. Our assessors are self-employed, the ADAA pay the expenses, mileage, and time to do the assessment.

  • If I fail the assessment, do I have to pay an additional fee?


Yes. You will need to pay a further fee for your application. The ADAA incur the same costs for every assessment.


  • Why do you provide ID Cards?


ID cards are optional for all teams who pass their assessment. We are aware that ID cards are not a legal requirement, but some clients feel that an ID card helps them if they are challenged access.


  • Can I pair the ADAA lead slip with my assistance dogs current vest?


ADAA are happy for our lead slips to be paired with all Owner Trainer vests, or your current charities/organisations vest.

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