Our Advisors and Assessors

We are very fortunate that David Ryan and Tim Dobbins agreed to be part of our team as the Charity’s Expert Advisors;  David in Animal Behaviour and Tim in Animal Health & Wellbeing.

As part of our shared commitment to keeping everyone safe:

  • David devised our temperament assessment and associated protocols and specified the qualification requirements of those who assess potential Wag Friendship Dogs; Kennel Club Accredited Instructors of Members of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council including members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
  • Tim created the Veterinary Guidelines for Visiting Friendship Dogs which are discussed in detail with all volunteers before they visit.

We are also very grateful to the North East trainers and behaviouralists who volunteer across our region to support us as Assessors.

Wag & Company simply wouldn’t be able to operate without the skills and the time of these specialists.