Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The new prison dog

Here are a couple of photos of the new prison dog, Danno. (Yes like, Book'em Danno!) Danno started today as the new K-9 Corrections dog for The Humane Society of Knox County. It took us awhile to find the right new handler but one finally turned up. He has owned Great Danes in the past and sounds like he has some good dog experience to bring to the program. Danno is abit reserved with people so getting some good one on one time with a handler and getting lots of positive attention (paired with food for some classical conditioning) from the population there will certainly help him learn that people are good. He was originally abandoned at our shelter so we don't have much background on him. He passed his SAFER test with flying colors though so we have high hopes he will do very well on the program. He certainly is a beautiful boy with that wonderful coat. I'll be sure to share more pics as we go. (The bandages in the photo above are from dewclaw removal they did when they neutered him. Apparently they were pendulous and getting torn regularly.)

P.S. I added some of my favorite pics of the dogs to the right sidebar. Scroll down to under the archives section to see them.

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