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Is my dog insured when visiting?

Therapy Dogs Nationwide hold public liability insurance with an indemnity limit of £10m.   This is to protect against any incident that occurs, either by volunteer or dog, in an establishment as a result of a TDN visit.  It does not cover any resultant medical claim in relation to the dog or volunteer. Any medical claim …

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How long will my visit last?

There is no set time for a visit as all situations are different.  Some people visit for an hour, others for several hours. Please ensure that the establishment are aware of how much time you can offer.  If visiting schools for Paws and Read, please take the Kennel Club’s Bark & Read standards of practice …

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How often should I visit?

This is entirely up to you.  If you are only able to offer one afternoon a month, that is fine.  Some people visit weekly or twice weekly, again this is fine. All we say is, if you say you will visit every week, please don’t then visit once a month.  People really look forward to …

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Where can I visit?

Therapy Dogs are associated with a vast range of establishments.  More commonly seen in schools or residential homes, we also visit hospitals, hospices and prisons. We are increasingly being asked to visit large corporations as part of their Staff Well-being Programmes to reduce stress in the workplace.  You may be contacted by our Placement Officer …

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The establishment have asked for DBS check?

Some establishments ask for a DBS for any one that visits them.  You do not need to inform the TDN office as the establishments will have the facility to do this for you and you should not be charged.

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