We build community leaders.  We start with inner city kids and add hands on skills training and knowledge,  bundled with enthusiasm and love. 

The outcome is over 300 New Orleans middle school ambassadors that will touch the lives of countless healthy, happy area dogs.  

Our pilot program in 2016 reach 25 kids , with a 3 week course.  In 2017, we partnered with 100 6th-8th grade students with ARISE Schools, in 70117. 

We look forward to bringing this program to more and more schools and classrooms.

Supported by John Rogerson, internationally re-nowned dog trainer with 45+ years experience. 

Special Guests and Partners:

ARISE Schools

John Smith and the Pen Pals Program (Dixon Correctional Institute)

BamzyBaby Productions 

Dr. Jai Diggs, AllStar Animal Clinic

Lo Hi Tire Shop owner, Chucky

Canina Dog Training, Judit Arroyo 

Field trips:
Villalobos Rescue Center
Jefferson Parish Shelter

The Inner Pup education program is based on the wisdom of John Rogerson, an internationally renowned dog trainer with 45+ years of experience.  His advice to Co-Founder, Lindsay, was to focus on education and prevention.   

Essential Take - Aways of this Program:

Prep slideshow HERE! 

The challenges with dogs in a community are parallel to challenges humans face. Dogs, like kids, learn by what they see, and what their role models do, influences in their daily lives. Positive social change happens when kids are inspired to move beyond the expected, to make new choices based on new and better input; when kids become confident in their own world view.

Social change requires freedom of mind and heart; we open the kids eyes to a broader world, and motivate them to bring those lessons home. 

It is natural for Dogs, and kids to develop great relationships. The love helps kids deal with their own lives and help the kids learn to relate to all beings in a compassionate, mutual respect, loving manner. 


Dog Etiquette and Mutual Respect

How to have a good relationship with a dog
Breed groups, breeds/history

Behaviors and breeds and alternative habits 

Plight of homeless dogs in our country 
Abuse/neglect and how to stop to end it 

What a happy dog needs:
Love & Relationship
Mental Exercise
Physical Exercise

Culminating Projects to include:  Breed ID, New Dog Interactions, 
Behavior and Training, mutual respect, Petfinder Locater 


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