TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group of teens in Ohio learning to overcome personal issues are working with rescue dogs needing some help to get new homes.
The Blade newspaper of Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/1jMw0nD ) that the year-old program puts youths 14-18 years old with dogs that haven't attracted potential adopters. Some teens come from the Lucas County Youth Treatment center, and others are referred by schools, behavioral centers or guardians.
The teens write essays to apply, and rescue groups supply the dogs.
The teens work with the dogs in two-hour classes, once a week for six weeks. They use training to improve behavior, calm overexcited dogs, and get shy dogs to become more sociable.
The teens say it's an enjoyable task, and they find value in helping the dogs.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/