Article contributed by Kim Imel, LVT, CPDT
Pawsitive Works™ - "Shaping Both Ends of the Leash"
had been abandoned at the age of five, literally left on the streets to fend for himself.
By age ten he
had been shuffled from foster home to foster home.
By thirteen he
had racked up enough points to be incarcerated for two years.
probation officer noted that "He
often speaks of death and appears to be numb and closed off to the world."
On the first day of class the boy was exactly what the probation officer had said.
appeared sad, closed off, quiet, and seemingly untouchable.