Stephen Rigby, pictured, is an advanced trainer for Canine Partners and can be found frequently training his future canine assistants in Petersfield town centre.

Stephen’s the one in the middle, with the wet nose …

Shine Radio’s John Welsman caught up with Stephen to find out more about assistance dogs, the work of the organisation, and how residents of Petersfield and the surrounding area are volunteering to support Canine Partners’ work.