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The Daily Mail

Jailed veterans in a Maryland prison are training puppies to become service dogs for their disabled comrades

Incarcerated veterans at one Maryland prison are now helping their comrades who return home from wars with disabilities by training service dogs for them from behind bars.


Three inmates at Western Correctional Institution have been sharing their cells since September with puppies provided by America’s VetDogs of Smithtown, New York.

Professional trainers say prison-raised dogs tend to succeed at higher rates because puppies thrive on consistency and rigid schedules, which is exactly what they find in prison.



  1. Aunt Liz

    January 7th, 2013

    What a great story this is. Animals provide such a therapeutic value. The inmates have to feel good at having the dogs around. Taking good care and training the dogs instills a sense of worth and accomplishment. Yes, a win for all those involved.

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  2. Moxie Man

    January 7th, 2013

    They better not train blue tick hounds.

    Blake Shelton – “Ol’ Red”:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asxrMSVrJ08 .

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