Poplar House Farm, Station Road, Bagworth, Leics, LE67 1BJ
About K9 Savvy
About K9 Savvy
Working with dogs and the land
K9 Savvy offers opportunities to adults with a learning disability to look after
dogs, maintain the land, grow vegetables and take part in rural crafting activities.
Launched in 2015, K9 Savvy is based on a farm in Bagworth, and provides
transferable life and work skills, all within a safe setting. Trainees must be
prepared to work outdoors all year round in all weather conditions.
One young man’s story
K is a young adult with learning difficulties, who wanted to learn how to handle
dogs as part of the ASDAN qualification. K started training with K9 Savvy, where
he also gained skills in woodworking, as well as dog handling. This added
practical skill enabled K to create numerous products over the festive season.
Using wood from pallets, K made Christmas trees (which sold like hot cakes!).
K enjoyed his time at K9 Savvy and he kept coming back for the next 2
years. As a pupil at the Dorothy Goodman school, K’s communication was seen as an area he struggled with and, as a result of working with us, this
The Dorothy Goodman school shared their thoughts:
“We would like to say a very special and sincere thank you to the Forever
Savvy teams for the outstanding work you do with our students and the
opportunities you offer them. The dedication the teams show is to be
commended. Our students are passionate about the work they carry out
with you and relish being part of the team.
We have seen fabulous personal development: our student at K9 Savvy is
now able to complete his tasks with minimal support and is competent in
There has been a significant improvement in his social skills. Our staff
thoroughly enjoy their time with you and the warm, friendly and safe
environment you create. We look forward to our continuing relationship!”
Learn more about K9 Savvy
Do you have a young person in your family with learning disabilities? We enrol
new trainees at all times of the year – for more information, advice and
availability, please Click here.