DAWGS in Prison graduates Class 29

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

Slack off and out of the program they go. But maintain focus and earning each step of the ladder of success in the program has its distinct dividends.

Inmates, upon their own graduation, provide feedback to program coordinators concerning what they got out of the program.

Christy provided just a sampling last week.

“These animals teach you a lot without saying a word; patience and peace of mind; spending your times caring for an animal so it can have a second chance,” one inmate wrote.

“I like working with the dogs. It gives me gratification seeing a dog transform, knowing I had a part in it,” wrote another.

“You are not just helping the dogs – the program helps you gain responsibility,” another noted, while another wrote, “There is something new to learn every day.”

Graduation day is bittersweet as they say goodbye to the dog they have trained as another class enters the gates at the Forestry Camp.

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