Tails for Teens is a program that teaches students to train rescue dogs for jobs as therapy dogs for wounded veterans. The program is designed to help students with emotional and behavioral issues develop positive self-esteem.
The program offers wins all the way around: Students learn goal setting, resilience, decision making, self-avocation and communication. Dogs get meaningful work. Veterans get a companion and aide.
A group of four to six students will be chosen to participate in the program. They are selected through an application process and paired with dogs screened by K9 Connections to work on training the canines after school.