Puppy Raiser Resources

A Day in the Life of a NEADS Trainer

Head Trainer Erin Wylie describes a “typical” day as a NEADS trainer. My days vary depending on whether there are clients in training, dogs in for evaluations or I’m teaching classes at prison. A typical day starts and ends with answering emails between NEADS staff, prison staff, and clients.

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A Day in the Life of a NEADS Inmate Handler and his Dog

Note: The inmate handler mentions some training terms that are used specifically by handlers. Puppy Raisers should only use the commands listed on the weekend sheet. The day starts at 7:35am. The count is clear and inmates are allowed to take the dogs outside to eliminate. After the dogs eliminate, I bring him back in…

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