WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety

As a program of the National Center for Fathering, we have more than 4,049 schools in 46 states that participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program, in addition to participation in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

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This is How We Roll at Truman Elementary

Truman Elementary in Norman, Oklahoma implemented the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program back in 2006. The tradition continues…
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San Antonio WATCH D.O.G.S. Honored

The fathers and father figures that serve as WatchDOGS for Hobby Middle School in San Antonio, Texas had a special…
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Dads, students connect through Watch D.O.G.S.

John Petrakis works at Boeing. He’s on third shift — nights — in the Everett plant’s customer engineering department.  Andrew…
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