Dog training lessons for teens at our local shelter

Dog training lessons for teens at our local shelter.

Sean’s Club is an animal-assisted program for teens. Students from Summit High School and teens from Teton Youth and Family Services come to Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter where they work with shelter dogs and learn the principles of training. Students benefit from the dog’s affection while they learn about positive reinforcement necessary to dog training. Dog training also teaches responsibility, parenting skills, and social and vocational skills. Shelter dogs learn basic commands while they are socialized and praised, making them more adoptable.

Sean’s Club is a collaborative project spearheaded by PAWS, in partnership with Summit High School, Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter, Teton Youth and Family Services, and DogJax.