The Residential Cottages initiated a Canine Training program in coordination with the Faithful Friends Shelter and Mark Tobin of Delaware’s Animal Control agency. Faithful Friends is a shelter that tries to place dogs in good homes. The better trained a dog, the greater the chances of an adoption. Volunteer youth from the Cottages will learn the skill of canine training and assist helping these dogs learn better behaviors. It will help give our youth a sense of greater purpose. Additionally, many people find dogs healing in nature which also may benefit our youth.