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Guest speaker at Scottish Canine Consultative Council

Dogs for the Disabled chief executive, Peter Gorbing, was guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Canine Consultative Council held in Larkhall, Lanarkshire recently.

The Scottish Canine Consultative Council brings together people from across Scotland who are concerned with a wide range of projects where dogs are involved.

In his presentation, Mr Gorbing spoke about the work of Dogs for the Disabled and charitys future plans. So far we have trained over 230 dogs to help disabled people improve their quality of life. To help us train even more dogs we have made a commitment to our staff training programme. This work has already been recognised with an Investors in People award but more importantly it is helping us to broaden our skills base.

As a member of the board of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), Peter was also able to tell members of the Council about the development of an assistance dog programme worldwide. ADI is working hard to create International standards for training and development. There are now over 60 members of ADI allowing huge scope for sharing knowledge that all our clients can benefit from.

Following the Annual General Meeting, Peter said: I was very pleased to be asked to speak to members of the Scottish Canine Consultative Council and impressed by the tremendous work they are doing in Scotland. I hope that Dogs for the Disabled will be able to work closely with them in the future.