PAWS for Greatness 2014 Session I
March 30, 2014
**The Dogs Choose Their Trainers**
A Few Training Videos From the Canine Connection Seminar:
Bob Deeds with Muggins - "Training Games"
Karen Deeds with Cassidy - "Shaping a Behavior"
Karen Deeds with Cassidy - "Relax On Your Mat"
Karen Deeds with Cassidy - "Target Training"
Karen & Bob Deeds with Jack - "What is Drive'" ?
Karen & Bob Deeds with Cassidy - "Rear End Awareness"
Bob Deeds with Gracie - "Shaping A Behavior"
PAWS for Greatness, Inc. is a unique program in our community that pairs at-risk youth with homeless shelter dogs.
The PAWS for Greatness program uses a therapeutic approach to dog training. The youth are taught to train the dogs with positive motivation methods in a spirit of mutual cooperation, not with force or violence. This makes them feel better about themselves as they learn valuable life, social, and leadership skills. In turn, the dogs learn love, trust, and obedience skills that make them more adoptable. The youths are giving back to their community in a positive way by saving the lives of shelter dogs, and the dogs' likelihood of being adopted into forever homes is greatly increased. It is a win for both sides!
At the end of the program comes a public graduation ceremony where the teens are recognized for all of their hard work and the dogs are then made available for adoption into forever homes. Talk about benefits all the way around . . . benefits for the at-risk youths, for the shelter dogs themselves, and for the shelters and rescues that refer the dogs to us. It doesn't get much better than that!
2013 Summer Session III
Graduation/Adoption Event at RBNC
We are very proud of the PAWS for Greatness program and all the lives that it touches, and we invite you to join us and become a part of it!
Nichole and Butterscotch
At this time, PAWS for Greatness classes are being held at the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls. Check out these pictures of some of the youth and dogs!
Autumn and Ducky
Brianna and Olivia
Graduation Ceremony at Nissan of Wichita Falls,
one of our generous corporate sponsors.