Features May 2016 Issue

Prison Dog Training Programs: An Inside Look

Katie Locks has taught dog training to prison inmates since 2009. One of her former pupils is now a professional dog trainer, too!

Prison Dog Training Programs: An Inside Look

These trainers teach prison inmates to care for, socialize, and train dogs in order to set themselves (and the dogs) free.

Katie Locks is the owner of Lucky Dogs Training and More in Amelia Court House, Virginia. Since 2004, she has worked with rescues and individuals to strengthen the bond with dogs through training. She trains for the Southside SPCA as well as Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, is a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College, and is the lead trainer for Pixie’s Pen Pals, a prison dog program.

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