Canine Grads

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Christina Van Rycke, an inmate at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, hugs "Bubba" a Dalmation-Pointer mix after a demonstration of dog handling by inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at LCIW Monday. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- "Bubba," a male Dalmatian-Pointer mix demonstrates his ability to heed commands, staying in place after inmate Christina Van Rycke placed treats on each foot during a demonstration of dog handling by inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Monday. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- "Zeke" remains in place as inmate Michele Johnson tosses a toy past him during a demonstration of dog handling by inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Monday. Zeke ran to the toy after given a command to fetch. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Inmate Demetria Morgan gives "Gabe," a Black Lab a command to stay during a demonstration of dog handling by inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Monday. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, line up on stage after a dog-handling demonstration Monday. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Inmate Vickie Mickail gets a high-five from "Bubba," a Dalmatian-Pointer mix breed dog during a demonstration of dog handling skills by inmate graduates of Doggoneexpress, Inc. at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Monday. Selected inmates were given training to take rescued dogs from shelters in LA and training them in general obedience skills. Some of the dogs will be selected as therapy and service dogs.