Nancy loves to show off the tricks she taught Snowy at the adoptions
feel a sense
I love being
being a mom."
Nancy C., Star Teen Trainer
|Our Teen Foster Trainers come
from loving families who have parents with a big heart but
don't want a
long-term pet; from parents who
ask if their kids can complete their service
hours; earn their Scouting Badges; or just have their kids involved with
helping the dogs because they have a great love for animals.
The teens learn how to properly crate-train a
puppy or dog, the most natural way to teach
a dog proper behavior in the house.
how to regularly take the dogs out to potty and praise them
for the good behaviors they accomplish. They learn through clicker
how easy and fun it is to teach new tricks and proper manners
to a puppy or dog of any age.
The teens are proud of their
the parents are proud of their kids and everyone who
witnesses this great process learns the value
of what a child can learn
with a dog when properly guided.
Nancy's mom has done a lot to support her daughter in
fostering over 15 puppies. She takes them out of their crate to potty
every two hours when Nancy is at school and walks with the puppies to
school to pick up her three daughters. Mom drives Nancy to puppy class
and then to the adoptions on Saturdays. She is
extremely proud of how Nancy loves to show the crowds of kids how she is
training the pups with a clicker. She told us that this is the
best involvement that Nancy has ever been so dedicated to and learned so
KUTV Utah Live interviewed Nancy and
Belle, one of two Fox Terriers rescued from the shelter because they
were "too hyper." We're so proud of her! "Isn't it hard to let these
pups go after taking care of them?" asked the reporter of KUTV
News. Nancy replied: "No because not one
of them is worth all the others who need my help dying in the
shelter." Nancy has fostered and trained over 30 puppies by
2003, and is now an apprentice Kids CLub Trainer for other kids.