Puppies Behind Bars

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BEACON, NEW YORK:  Prisoners walk their puppies  around the courtyard to teach them not to respond to distractions as balls are thrown around during a training class for the Puppies Behind Bars (PPB) program at Fishkill Correctional Facility. The  program prepares puppies to be service dogs and consists of one day of class a week on topics such as obedience training, grooming, basic care of the dogs. The dogs spend 18-04 months in the program working with the prisoners.