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Cognitive Program
  • Description

    The purpose of the Canine Obedience Training program is to improve and increase inmate empathy and promote positive pro-social interactions. Inmate s provide obedience training to dogs from an outside rescue agency to become well-behaved companion dogs.

  • Length of Program


  • Eligibility

    Participants must not have any charges or convictions with cruelty to animals or children. Participants must be charge-free for one year in order to qualify to be a dog handler.

  • Locations Available

    Disclaimer: Program availability is subject to change. For the most up to date offerings, please contact facilities or offices directly.

    • Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

    • Lunenburg Correctional Center

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