Video: A Powerful Documentary Series About a Prison Dog-Training Program

On Friday, we posted about a Washington State prison program in which inmates train dogs. Here’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary series called Castaways, which chronicles “the successful rehabilitation program of inmates training unwanted dogs for re-introduction or adoption, while highlighting the plight that both offenders and dogs face and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character of both man and beast. The results are life changing for the offender, dog and recipient.”

Below is an episode about Esther, a Black Lab rescued from a puppy mill. It’s incredibly powerful stuff.

Click here for more information about the Castaways series.

2 thoughts on “Video: A Powerful Documentary Series About a Prison Dog-Training Program”

  1. Great video. Thanks for sharing this information. Puppy training is really important. It’s like our kids getting involved in school. It will harness our pup’s skills, attitude and knowledge. Just wanna share this useful tips, this is based on experience. I am a dog trainer and you know what, I always get along with different dogs. Dogs are pack animals, they follow their leader. I got the secret formulas on how to become a pack leader. It’s amazing how things got easier after that. Have you established your role as a leader? There are bunch of video tutorials online that will help you get along with your pup. You can visit me at Have a nice day! 🙂

  2. I prefer to train high energy dogs but I prefer to live with a lower energy dog lol. High energy dogs can just give you so much when you’re training where a low energy dog might not. Especially certain behaviors like spinning are easier to get out of a high energy dog.

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