This year, Ellie and I are running 'The Wolf Run' on the 8th September 2019. The Wolf Run is an off-road run featuring a series of man-made and natural obstacles located throughout the course; from lake swims to mud pits, fallen trees, boggy ground to ditches, hills and dense foliage.
As we both have a passion for mental health and are both keen dog lovers, we would love to raise money for Recovery Assistance Dogs for Mental Health. Recovery Assistance Dogs for Mental Health are a local charity that train dogs to support individuals with mental health difficulties. Please see link below for more details:
A bit about the dog training:
Level 1: Basic Access Training: dogs are trained up so that they can access public places such as supermarkets, shops, theaters, buses and aeroplanes etc.
Level 2: Skilled Assistance: dogs are trained to support individuals symptoms such as -
Panic Attacks and Epileptic Seizes - alerting the individual
Agoraphobia - being protective in crowds and helping individuals get out of the house
Anxiety - trained to bark on command / comfort / distract
Social Inclusion - a way of meeting other people
Level 3: Individual Emotional Assistance: dogs are trained to encourage a still and calm atmosphere and encourage activity and rest for individuals.