Training Service Dogs in prisons gives inmates consistent responsibility for the care and training of a dog with the ultimate purpose of helping a child or Veteran with a disability.
Depending on the length of their sentence, inmates may be part of the Service Dogs Alabama training team for a year up to a decade. During this time, the inmate changes the Service Dog's habits, their routines, and the way that they think. Although psychologists have estimated that it takes three months of consistent and conscious behavior to change a habit, we estimate that time to be longer.
Today, there are 48 inmates who are dedicated to training dogs for Service Dogs Alabama. SDA is working to rehabilitate them through the consistency and efficacy of their program.
Service Dogs Alabama believes everybody has a purpose, and they're working to allow people to find their own strength.
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