Our goal is to bring proson-dog programs to every prison in America. We have 5 so far, and need your help to open 4 more, including our first women‘s program! Pawsitive Change is a progressive and intensive rehabilitation program which matches death row dogs with inmates inside California State Prisons. Our goal is to reduce inmate recidivism by providing them a viable skill, while at the same time saving dogs lives. The program is guided by 6 of our experienced trainers over 14 weeks, during which the inmates work towards vocational accreditation and the dogs towards their Canine Good Citizen Certification. Both man and mutt will use the skills gained in this program to better their lives and stay out of prisons and/or shelters-- respectively.
Providing a safe emotional space and respectful environment allows us to build relationships and therefore effectively communicate the tenets of Dog Psychology and energy recognition. By focusing on respect and emotional honesty, our program has forged outstanding dog trainers and revealed tremendous emotional breakthrough. Deep relationships are nurtured between inmate, dog and staff, thus laying the groundwork for Pawsitive Change in all of us.
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