Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs

 
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Jun 29, 2011

Project POOCH Update - Deaf Dog being trained by youth in program

Brodie - Deaf Britney Spaniel
Brodie - Deaf Britney Spaniel

Project POOCH recently brought in a deaf Brittany Spaniel -- the fourth deaf dog we have had in the program.  The first deaf dog was placed with the Oregon School for the Deaf, the second dog detected cancer when he jumped on his guardian, the third dog became therapy dog!  A couple of our youth are experts at working with deaf dogs; they also help adopters learn how to work with the dogs once being placed in a home.

Developing work skills and a work ethic are at the top of the charts with our youth.  They learn computer skills, kennel maintenance and repair, along with gardening as they maintain our meditation garden.  The youth took the old leaking skins off the unused greenhouse and turned it into an indoor dog training center.  It rains a lot in Oregon so now dogs can get basic training and agility skills in the bad weather.  The dedication of the K-9 training center will be this summer.

We have a waiting list of youth wanting to join Project POOCH and work with the dogs; and learn patience, responsibility, and compassion.

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Organization

Project Pooch, Inc.

Woodburn, OR, United States
http://www.pooch.org

Project Leader

Joan Dalton

Lake Oswego, OR United States

Where is this project located?

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