The RuffTRACK Program
Our goal is to harness the talents of our young participants, who chose to make a change in their lives and reach their full potential. We aim to empower these young people by helping them establish trust and bonds with our amazing working dogs.
The 'Round Yard' program is a gateway into the full RuffTRACK program and takes participants on a 12 week journey 'joining up' with a young dog at a similar stage in life to themselves and working together to accomplish daily goals of manners, communication, overcoming challenges as well as sheep herding, and fun dog Sports such as K9 Super Wall and DockDogs.
The RuffTRACK program is designed to encourage young people who are falling through the cracks at no fault of their own to re-integrate into society. This is achieved by skills attained through programs based around building relationships, animal care and training, public speaking, agricultural education, self-generated income projects, community outreach services and connecting to country.
RuffTRACK measures the success of participants in our program through the daily transformation of each young person.
The RuffTRACK crew then takes this knowledge on the road with our incredible community outreach programs and performances in schools across Australia. They include: