Puppies Behind Bars

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BEACON, NEW YORK:  Instructor Carl Rothe (L) and Andy train Rezzie to get him used to working with someone in a wheelchair during class for the Puppies Behind Bars program at Fishkill Correctional Facility. Andy says Rezzie has a natural way with him and knows when someone can't do something for himself. The training 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 rest of the week prisoners keep the dogs with them as they go about their daily routine in the prison.