Inmates help train emotional support dogs
LINCOLN, N.E. — A number of Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates are being given the chance to give back through a special program.
The inmates are taking part in a dog training program for animals that will eventually become service or emotional support dogs. Along with training them, the women have to feed and walk the dogs, and even take them on as cellmates.
The obedience training is through an organization called Domesti-Pups, which sends trainers to the facility once a week to work with the women. The training lasts for 12 to 20 weeks and currently involves eight different puppies. This is the fifth year the program has been running.