Instilling life skills for distressed
youths through shelter dog training.
Paws for Change is a program that teaches at-risk youth to care for and train shelter dogs. The program gives participants a sense of purpose, and provides positive reinforcement for changing the direction and outcome
of their choices.
In addition to the benefits through other DoggoneExpress programs, participants gain skills that translate to a lifetime understanding of how to maintain and care for pets. By following the program’s instruction, they gain confidence with verbal and written communications.
- Training facilities at selected shelters or at a designated local site
- Bi-weekly instruction is 2-3 hours throughout metro New Orleans and surrounding Parishes
Benefits to Participants Include:
- Increased self-esteem
- Possible job-career opportunity
- Training skills
- Communication skills
- Assessment skills
- Following instructions
- Unconditional caring
- Lifetime awareness and understanding of how to
maintain and take care of a pet