Inmates find ‘purpose,’ ‘confidence’ through dog training program
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Inmates find ‘purpose,’ ‘confidence’ through dog training program

COLLIN BREAUX cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Shawn Cannon used to have a problem communicating with other people. Since teaching a dog obedience tricks through a program called Top Dog, though, he’s gained confidence and learned patience, humility, and leadership skills. Cannon is an inmate with the Florida Department of Corrections and demonstrated some of the skills his dog,…

Top Dog: NWFRC inmates train dogs for adoption
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Top Dog: NWFRC inmates train dogs for adoption

Five dogs from Bay County Animal Control (BCAC) who were on the verge of being euthanized graduated Top Dog on April 21 at Northwest Florida Reception Center (NWFRC). A five-year partnership program between NWFRC and BCAC began in December 2022 with five dogs, handlers and teams in the inaugural Top Dog program to rehabilitate abandoned…