Prison Inmates Train Dogs For Disabled Veterans
More than 120 inmates at the prisons have applied to help train dogs for use by veterans, but you can’t have a record of child or animal abuse to participate.
The number of programs nationwide using inmates to train service dogs is growing, but the program at Western Correctional Institute might be the first to use incarcerated veterans to train dogs for other veterans.
Professional trainers say prison-raised dogs tend to do better than those raised traditionally in foster homes, because puppies respond well to consistency and rigid schedules. That’s just what they get in prison.