High Schooled Assistance Dog Program
This program helps at-risk teens learn empathy, unconditional love and responsibility while learning to train highly skilled assistance dogs.
Power Paws Assistance Dogs licensed instructors in partnership with state, county and local educational and juvenile justice facilities proudly present High Schooled Assistance Dogs (HS A-Dogs). HS A-D is a vocational/educational program which is designed to enhance the lives of at-risk teenagers. This is accomplished through their personal contact with the dogs, the responsibility for the care and training of assistance dogs all the while providing much needed assistance dogs to people with disabilities in our community.
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- At-risk teenagers are taught to train and place assistance dogs with disabled individuals.
- Much needed assistance dogs are placed with disabled individuals in the community providing them a means to live more independent, fulfilled lives.
- Dogs maintain a useful, viable role in today's modern society.
- The community enjoys teens with higher self esteem and more emotional control.