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Nash Correctional Dog Training Program

“A New Leash on Life” training program
A New Leash On Life, Current Members:
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Jade
 
 
     

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“A New Leash on Life” training program

Leash On Life In Action

Trainer Julio Simuel (left) watches as his student “Walker” gets congratulations from admirers following a graduation ceremony at Nash Correctional Institution last Wednesday.  “Walker” and fellow students “Jade” and “Frodo” all graduated from the “New Leash on Life” training program in which inmates work with dogs from Southern Siberian Rescue to prepare the animals for adoption. This was the third group of dogs to graduate, and three new students arrived to begin their training.  (Enterprise photo by Burnette.) Spring Hope Enterprise and The Bailey/Middlesex News

"A New Leash on Life" is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters and animal welfare agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption. It gives inmates a chance to serve communities by training dogs to be well-behaved pets. To read more about our participation, click here.

Each prison facility partners with a local animal shelter, with animal trainers and with local merchants or civic organizations that can support the program with needed supplies and services.

Nash Correctional Institution is seeking sponsors and donations, including but not limited to, dog food, treats, leashes, food and water bowls, flea and tick prevention and other related supplies. If you find it in your heart to help their program, please contact us at SouthernSibes@yahoo.com for more information on how you can donate.

UPDATE:
Walker graduated from Nash Correctional Institution's "A New Leash On Life" prison training program on April 2, 2008 and is now available for adoption. Walker did wonderful with training and knows sit, shake with both paws, down and rollover, among other commands. He also had fun with A-frames, teeter-totters and jumping through tires while in the program.

Frodo graduated from Nash Correctional Institution's "A New Leash On Life" prison training program on April 2, 2008 and is now available for adoption. Frodo did wonderful with training and knows sit, shake with both paws, down and rollover, among other commands. He also had fun with A-frames, teeter-totters and jumping through tires while in the program.

Southern Siberian Rescue is pleased to announce our new Partnership with Nash Correctional Institution in Nashville, NC. We are participating in their “A New Leash on Life” training program.

"A New Leash on Life" is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters and animal welfare agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption. It gives inmates a chance to serve communities by training dogs to be well-behaved pets.

Selected dogs are placed with inmate trainers in a prison setting for eight weeks. The inmates teach basic obedience, house training and socialization through positive reinforcement and repetition. Dogs are taught to walk on and off the leash and to respond to basic commands.

Each prison facility partners with a local animal shelter, with animal trainers and with local merchants or civic organizations that can support the program with needed supplies and services.

Please see http://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/Program/leash.htm for a listing of "A New Leash on Life" prison facilities. For more information on adoption of the dogs, please contact the participating shelters.

Nash Correctional Institution is seeking sponsors and donations, including but not limited to, dog food, treats, leashes, food and water bowls, flea and tick prevention and other related supplies. If you find it in your heart to help their program, please contact us at SouthernSibes@yahoo.com for more information on how you can donate.