Prison Inmate Forms An Amazing Bond With A Shelter Dog He's Training

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016  —  By Corinne Sanders

I've always been a fan of prison programs that help inmates become better people instead of just locking them up.

This isn't to say that there aren't prisoners who need to remain behind bars for violent offenses, but many people who are put away just need structure and a little help to become productive members of society. That's why I love the following program so much.

Marley's Mutts Pawsitive Change Prison Program aims to rehabilitate both inmates and at-risk shelter dogs by pairing them for 14 weeks of intense training, coursework, and bonding. Not only does it help prisoners learn valuable team skills, but it also helps dogs become less aggressive and more trusting of people, increasing their chances of being adopted.

Here is just one of the cool training methods used by this duo.


I hope that more of these programs are implemented in the future. The benefits are so amazing for inmates and dogs alike, since so many people and pets just need a second chance. To learn more, click here.


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