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PAWS For Greatness Holds a Special Session

PAWS For Greatness gives at risk teens an opportunity to train homeless dogs, and Saturday was a special session.
This morning a group of at risk teens had the opportunity to train sheltered dogs at River Bend Nature Center.

It was a part of the PAWS for Greatness program.

Saturday's class was a special session to honor military and law enforcement dogs.

Organizers say this program teaches the teens leadership skills and patience while teaching the dogs good manners.

It's something they say is a joy to organize, but also to watch.

"I see bonds being made, new friendships. I see youth that maybe wouldn't get up and speak in front of people who now will get up and speak," Director Diann Bowman says.

The program was launched in 2010 and each session has around 8-10 teens participate.

Sessions take place all year round after school hours at the Obedience Training Club in Wichita falls.
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