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Pawsitive Dog Training Program

Thursday was the first day of the new Pawsitive Dog Training Program at Airway Heights Corrections Center. The program teams up inmates with dogs to achieve socialization of the animals.

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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmates, from left, Torrey Norman, Juan Mondoza and Andy Flores meet and greet for the first time, Wrigley, a neutered male Pug mix.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmates are informed about the rules for petting the center’s new dogs.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmates , Jim Parnelee, Juan Mendoza and Torrey Norman play with Spencer, a neutered male Dachshund mix, and Wrigley, a neutered male Pug, May 17, 2012, outside the dog’s new home at the center’s R unit.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate, Jim Parnelee, gives Spencer, a neutered male Dachshund mix, May 17, 2012, a gentle rub outside the dog’s new home at the center’s R unit.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate, Rod Whitcomb, lets Spencer get a feel for the dog’s new home inside a cell in the center’s R unit.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate, Juan Mendoza, works with Wrigley, May 17, 2012, inside the center’s R unit.


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Airway Heights Corrections Center inmates, wearing their handlers vests, take the center’s new dogs to their new home in R unit.

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