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Tucked away in a converted barn in Ramsdean, Hounds for Heroes is a charity, which trains and provides assistance dogs for disabled veterans from the UK’s military and emergency services. 

Founder Allen Parton talks to Dogs with Jobs presenter Kate Fairweather about how the dogs are trained, and the story behind the dogs’ names. He also explains what they look for in young dogs, and in “puppy parents”, an important component in raising a well balanced assistance dog. 

Golden labrador with two paws on the knees of Alan Parton, who wears a red rain jacket and is smiling broadly
E.J. the assistance dog with handler Allen Parton, who founded the charity, Hounds for Heroes.

This is a companion piece to the Dogs with Jobs June edition, which focuses on E.J. the military assistance dog.

Find out more about Hounds for Heroes.

Do you work your dog or dogs?

If you’d be interested in talking to presenter Kate Fairweather about working dogs, please get in touch via team@shineradio.uk.