Prison Trained K9 Program

Adoption Application - to adopt one of our trained rescue dogs

 

Google Form for Board-in-Training application (if you would like us to train your dog)

 

K9 Training Videos

 

Contact the K9 program at 719-269-4650 or DOC_k9program@state.co.us.  Office Hours are 8:00am - 2:30pm M-F.  

 

Supervisor, Michele Wayland at 719-429-0764 or michele.wayland@state.co.us

 

Manager, Greg Carwin at 719-792-2085 or Greg.Carwin@state.co.us

 

Service Fee Note
Adoption + Training Starting at $650* 8 Week Training
Boarding-in Training $1,400 4-week Minimum
Boarding-in Training $250 Each additional week
Alumni Discounts    
Alumni Refresher Training** $500 2-week minimum
Alumni Refresher Training** $250 Each additional week
Alumni Refresher Class** Free 30 minutes increments
Alumni Phone or Email Consults Free  

 

*Adoption + Training fee is $650 unless otherwise stated in the dog listing.  Age, purebred, hypo-allergenic, and papered dogs can account for increased adoption fee.

**Graduation from PTKCP Intensive Training Cycle (initial adoption with 8-week training or initial board-in 4-week training) is required for Alumni privileges.

 

 

Contact the K9 program at 719-269-4650 or DOC_k9program@state.co.us.  Office Hours are 8:00am - 2:30pm M-F.  

 

Supervisor, Michele Wayland at 719-429-0764 or michele.wayland@state.co.us

 

Manager, Greg Carwin at 719-792-2085 or Greg.Carwin@state.co.us

The Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi), Prison Trained K–9 Companion Program (PTKCP) started in 2002 as a perfect marriage of ideas – saving humans through saving dogs. This program allows incarcerated men and women to learn new skills, improve self–esteem, and earn a salary that is based on their work performance. Inmates from the PTKCP are eligible to earn vocational certification in Canine Behavior Modification that opens up opportunities for future success. 

The two primary services we offer are Boarding-In Training for privately owned dogs and trained rescue dogs for adoption. Our training includes all the basic manners you would want from your canine companion; heeling politely on leash, sit, sit–stay, down, down–stay, come when called, sitting to greet a person, sitting to go through a door, crate training, and house training.

Depending on your dog's age and capacity for learning, we can teach other tricks, once the basics are solid. We also feature confidence building with agility equipment training at some facilities.

 

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K9 Training at Sterling Correctional Facility

Boarding-In Training

Do you have an unruly dog? Don't give up—we can help! Our Board–In Training service is just the ticket to develop the relationship you always wanted with your dog—a respectful and loving partnership. Just send your dog "to prison!"

The initial training is a minimum four week "sentence" and we can accept puppies into training as young as 16 weeks of age. All Boarding-In dogs are required to provide proof of current vaccination status for the following:

Multiple Vaccine – Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus.

Rabies Vaccine 

Bordatella Vaccine – to help prevent kennel cough. (Must be given at least 2 weeks before your dog's arrival date if it’s the first time vaccination is received.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT AGGRESSIVE DOGS IN FACILITIES FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS, SO PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO TRAIN YOUR DOG IF WE CANNOT SAFELY HANDLE THEM AT DROP OFF.

VERY LARGE dogs (over 100# in weight or over 36" in height) require supervisor approval due to space/crate size limitations in most facilities.

INTACT FEMALE DOGS that come into heat during training must be removed from facilities for health reasons, and interrupts the continuity and effectiveness of the training program. You will be required to pick her up and return her to finish her training when she is through with her heat cycle.

SENIOR DOGS (8 year or older) are required to have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian stating that they are healthy enough to enter a training program.

 

If you are interested in having us train your dog, please answer the questions in this Google Form and K9 staff will be in touch with you about availability.

Dog Adoption

Our adoptable dogs receive 8 weeks of obedience training, appropriate veterinary care including standard core (Distemper multiple), Rabies and Bordatella vaccinations, heart worm testing and preventative treatment, as well as regular de–worming. As part of our commitment to promoting responsible dog ownership, all dogs are microchipped and our program has a 100% spay/neuter policy.

Our adoption process is designed to insure the best possible match of a dog with the specific situation in the adoptive home and begins with the completion of our Adoption Application. PLEASE NOTE: An application DOES NOT guarantee the adoption of a specific dog. 

See our Training Videos for some helpful tips

 

 

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Adoptable Trained Dogs

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