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Marine Base Prisoners Train Service Dogs For Wounded Combat Veterans

By Petslady @petslady


Jeffrey Adams, first OEF/OIF vet to get a CCI service dog, with Sharif, his CCI dog: image via allbrittain.com
Jeffrey Adams, first OEF/OIF vet to get a CCI service dog, with Sharif, his CCI dog: image via allbrittain.com The Marine Corps base at Miramar in San Diego, CA has an innovative program for inmates of its brig. Those prisoners who qualify for the program get to train service dogs that later give their service to 'fellow' Marines wounded in combat. The dogs end up being of service to both the prisoner and the combat vet.

Training the puppies for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), says a professional trainer with CCI, is a win-win situation. “We have people here who have obviously done wrong; they want to turn their lives around, and they’re doing it by loving the puppies for 18 months and then sending the puppy on its way to do something for somebody else.” 

The inmate trainers,screened by clinical services staff at the brig, say that the hardest part of the program is letting the dogs go after 18 months with them.

But while caring for and training service dogs, the prisoners receive many benefits too.  They get more discipline, learn patience, and anger management.  As they train the services dogs to gather necessities and to perform household tasks for their eventual disabled owners, they also learn selflessness.

“You’re bringing something positive out of the most negative experience of your life,” said a prisoner. “You know that you’re making something good happen.”


via My Dog Magazine

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