Prison Dog Program

A Unique Prison Dog Program

Dogs in training reside at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution. Offenders apply to become dog handlers. Those accepted into the program volunteer their time to provide care and training of the dogs.

Community volunteers also play key roles in the program. Some go into the prison to instruct training classes for the offenders. Others take dogs on outings in public so that the dogs can gain the experience essential for them to be service dogs for individuals that have been diagnosed with PTSD.