The A-PART Program (Animals, People and Rehabilitative Training) – a unique and proven method of enhancing the mental wellbeing of young New Zealanders.


Screen shot 2015-08-08 at 3.16.03 PMOur dog trainer specially selects 6 dogs from the local pound or SPCA. Under the guidance of this dog trainer together with an educational facilitator and several volunteer supporters, 6 troubled young Kiwis (average age 15) get to give their dog a chance in life by training it for 8 weeks, 3 mornings a week. Each day the training classes are interspersed with “chalk and talk” sessions wherein such matters as empathy, reputation, personal responsibility and the other basics of emotional intelligence are discussed.

Our Town Documenatry on NZ TV

Click here to watch The Nelson ARK’s documentary — ‘Our Town’ on YouTube








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