Year of the NEADS Dog

Year of the NEADS Dog Month 12 – Specialized Training

Welcome to month 12 of our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us. This month, we take a look at one of the final steps in a dog’s training – specialized training for a specific “career”.

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 11 – Healthcare

Welcome to month 11 of our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us. In Month 5, we looked at the veterinary care the pups receive in prison. This month, we take look at the all veterinary care the…

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 10 – The Canine Center

Welcome to month 10 of our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us. This month, we take a look at the role the NEADS Canine Center plays in the care of the puppies. NEADS dogs spend time in…

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 9 – The One Year Evaluation

Welcome to month 9 of our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us. This month, we check in on our one year old puppies. At one year of age, each dog in training returns to NEADS for one…

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 8 – A Different Route

We continue our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, by highlighting a different path that some of our puppies take. Most NEADS Service Dogs are raised in correctional facilities through our Prison PUP Program. The dogs live…

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 7 – Advances in Training in Prison

This month in our Year of the NEADS Dog series,, we check in to see how our puppy is progressing in prison.

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 6 – Weekend Training and Socialization Advances

We’re halfway through our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, and it’s time to check back in with our Weekend Puppy Raisers. Housetraining is mostly complete, and, after several months of spending weekends with their pup, these…

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 5 – Veterinary Care in Prison

This month, our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, focuses on the all-important veterinary care of the pups in prison. While day-to-day monitoring of the pups’ health falls to the inmates and the prison liaisons, NEADS has a multi-layered system of veterinary services in place that ensures the puppies stay healthy and receive the best care possible when needed.

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 4 – Training Advances and the Gentle Leader

Our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, continues with the next big step for our puppy – practicing its obedience around different types of medical equipment and learning to wear a Gentle Leader.

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Year of the NEADS Dog Month 3 – Puppy’s First Field Trip

Our Year of the NEADS Dog series, in which we highlight the transition our Service Dogs in Training make during their first year with us, continues with the next big step for our puppy – meeting its Weekend Puppy Raiser and venturing out into public. After spending two weekends in prison to bond with the…

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