Jenna da Silva Pinto runs the Underdog Project in Hout Bay with a team of volunteers, including an occupational therapist and professional dog trainer. Participants are children identified by their superiors and sometimes self-assessed as at-risk teenagers. The at-risk teenagers — now young trainers — are presented with the challenge of training the socially unskilled shelter dogs so they can get adopted; and the teens are taught the skills they need to do this.
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and help them achieve their mission to empower young people, and help shelter dogs find and keep forever homes.