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Trainer’s Conference – September 15, 16 & 17 2015

Both America’s VetDogs and The Guide Dog Foundation invite you to join other ADI trainers in Hagerstown, MD, for a Prison Puppy Conference.

Meet with prison trainers, DOC officials, wardens, correctional officers, counselors, inmate handlers and weekend puppy raisers for three days of workshops, presentations and discussion on how to open, expand and grow Prison Puppy Programs to place more Assistance Dogs.

Learn about:

  • The types of Prison Puppy Programs
  • Steps to open a prison Puppy Program
  • How inmates are chosen to participate
  • Prison Puppy protocols that assure success
  • How to Increase the number of canine placements
  • Puppy training curriculums used
  • The role of a Prison Puppy Liaison
  • Getting positive PR and funding for your program
  • Pups on Furlough Program
  • Equipment needed

Tour two Men’s Medium Security Prisons; MD Correctional Training Center (MCTC) and MCI- Hagerstown to see two successful prison puppy programs at work.

Click here for further information about the conference

Click here to download a registration form

If you have any questions contact

Assistance Dogs International Conference

The 24th ADI International Conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2016.

You can read about the 2014 Conference in the Latest News section.

ADEu Conference

The 12th ADEu Conference will be held in 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, in conjunction with the ADI International Conference.

ADI NA Conference

ADINA is not planning to hold a conference in 2015.