Canines Teaching Compassion – Animal Assisted Therapy



Canines Teaching Compassion is an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program that helps to change the lives of kids and save the lives of dogs by matching at-risk youth and shelter dogs together. The youth learn positive communication and interaction with one another through teaching the dogs good manners, social skills and basic commands. This training increases the dogs' chances of becoming adopted, while it teaches the youth impulsivity-control, mastery of a skill, future orientation and the value of restorative justice.

gire with dog