Martin Work Camp Welcomes Dogs

Martin Work Camp welcomed the addition of 8 purebred Golden Retrievers to its recently relaunched dog training program in May 2019. Bred and raised by its community partner, New Horizons Service Dogs, the dogs are service dogs in training. Inmates in the Martin Work Camp dog program will socialize and train the dogs, who live…

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Beatles Litter Arrives at Sago Palm

Sago Palm Re-entry Center welcomed the addition of four 8-week-old Golden Retriever puppies to its Prison Pups dog training program in April 2019. Bred and raised by its community partner, New Horizons Service Dogs, the purebred Golden Retriever puppies are service dogs in training. Inmates in the Sago Palm dog program will socialize and train…

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Qualities of a Good Therapy Dog

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Size matters. Although many large breed owners might disagree, generally nursing homes prefer dogs that fit into laps or whose size won’t disturb the steady traffic of family, aides, physical therapists, nurses, etc., at the facility. Think 50 pounds maximum. However, small dogs are not always great therapy dogs. They need good impulse control and…

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The Lost Art of Leash Walking

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AKC has just announced a new fitness incentive program for people and dogs called FIT DOG. Its goals coincide with the recommendation by the American Heart Association that people walk at least 150 minutes per week. People who walk their dogs 30 minutes three times per week receive a car magnet. (Personally, I’d throw in…

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