Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and positively impact the lives of vulnerable young minds. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Scroll down to learn more about it!
I believe in every child’s ability to change – and in dogs’ ability to help.
Between March 2018 and March 2019, the police arrested more than 60,200 children (ages 10-17) in England and Wales. Even more shockingly, Britain currently sees more teenage drop-outs than any other developed nation. A research study in the Journal of Family Social Work, meanwhile, has drawn a strong correlation between dog training and inmate rehabilitation, citing positive experiences in multiple prisons.
What do we with this information?
What Dog Training Means
There is a deep bond between people and canines – a bond that we all feel instinctively. When you are working with dogs, you can see immediately and clearly that they feel the bond too. I have committed my life to dog training, and over the years, it has come to mean the world to me. In dogs, I have found an opportunity to make the world a better place, working to develop dogs’ natural talents and nurture their drive to serve people. Studies far and wide have shown that there is innate value to this: animals can heal those who find it hard to interact with others, affording comfort, acceptance, and a sense of security.
The LISEN K9 Concept
Because I know how much dog training has meant to me, I have dreamed for a long time about sharing this passion with others. After more than twenty years as a dog trainer and behaviorist, I have looked out at society and asked myself a pointed question – Who could benefit most from this? To me, the answer to that question is clear: it’s the youth.
At LISEN K9, I am already overseeing a cutting-edge, world-class, competitive canine sourcing and dog-training service. This is the brand under which I train canines, and emphasizing quality over quantity, I have built a reputation for myself.
I have trained dogs for the families of autistic children, I have traveled to Ghana to support animal welfare and education ( https://youtu.be/cBgSMSW_jRg ) , and now, I want to expand – inviting young people into the fold. I would also like to launch an animal therapy program youth ex-offenders, providing an alternative to the sports and music programs that currently dominate.
This is an important initiative because it will not only introduce the youth to a rewarding activity but also prepare them for a range of lucrative jobs, including dog trainer, dog groomer, kennel assistant, dog walker, dog sitter, and dog breeder, all while developing skills in communication, leadership, and collaboration.