Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today we meet some of the trainers

We leave for Ellsworth Correctional Facility (Yes, a prison) to meet some of the inmates who trained some of the dogs.  Kade and his Band-of-Brothers were all trained at Ellsworth during their first year.  We were told that the inmates  keep the dogs 24/7 for 3-4 months to potty train them and to teach them the basics.  Occasionally the inmates will teach some of the dogs funny and useless tricks, but we were told that none in this group were exposed to this.
After the prison, we will travel back towards Concordia and make a stop on Salina to eat lunch and visit a mall.  I know it may sound like this is all fun and games, but every minute in and out of the classroom with the instructors is training and/or the owners of the dogs are getting graded.

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