- Jul 21, 2018
As someone who has had PAT dogs, I can tell you that the dog is temperament tested, I can’t remember if the dog owner is DBS checked. In my time, there was no training for the volunteer. It would be hard, you visit many different types of establishment. You learn by experience. Of course things may have changed.I have yet to meet the live-in carers, but I would expect them to be responsible enough to handle a visit, assuming the dog owner has had some training and experience them self.
In any case, it's something I will need to speak to the care agency about before arranging anything, so I'll see what they say.