Dogs Improve Your Wellbeing

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Dogs Improve Your Wellbeing

Dogs Improve Your Wellbeing

Liz Maitland By Liz Maitland

At RECOVERY Assistance Dogs we know that dogs can really help to improve people's Wellbeing. We would like to build an outdoor gym for dogs. It will be in a park that needs renovating.

Leicester Idea stage

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At St Mary's Allotments, off Saffron Lane the set aside land needs to be made into a park. We would like a special area for dogs that will include an outdoor gym for them. Dogs make such an improvement in peoples' lives by: * Providing companionship * Getting their owners out for walks * Never arguing or even talking endlessly * Giving Unconditional love * Creating a still presence of calm * Protection and safe environment So we want to give them something back and improve their lives as they have improved ours. This would involve agility exercises, training in wellbeing, doggy yoga and fun for them meeting other dogs and people.

What we'll deliver:

  • * A Doggy friendly Cafe and Meeting Place.
  • * A special swimming area for dogs.
  • * Fixed Agility equipment - like tunnels, jumps, bollards.
  • * Green Space for training the dogs to improve wellbeing for dogs and owners.

Why it's a great idea:

This project is a great idea as at RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Mental Health we have noticed that more and more people are suffering with Mental Health problems. Yet many of these people have dogs that are helping them to cope, get out the house and still enjoy life. We want people to do more activities with their dog like: * Agility * Companionship * Behaviour improvements * Social Inclusion We would like to build a centre where people can come and join in for free where they can improve their own and their dogs wellbeing.

Steps to get it done:

This Project is being promoted by RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Wellbeing. We have expertise and experience in training dogs to a high standard to help people to recover their independence. This project is for the wider public to celebrate the joys that well trained dogs can bring to everyone.

Location Leicester

Leicester has 31 other projects and £435,000 in potential grant funding

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Dogs Improve Your Wellbeing Centre


Leicester City Council

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