19 Jun '11, 9pm

Prison Inmate Trains Therapy Dog For Autistic Boy: via Care2

Prison Inmate Trains Therapy Dog For Autistic Boy: via Care2

There have been many reports about the benefits of therapy dogs for autistic children . A Denver Post report about a therapy dog, Clyde, being trained for 9-year-old Zack Tucker of Colorado Springs caught my eye. Clyde, a chocolate labrador, is being trained by an inmate at the Sterling Correctional Facility, convicted killer Christopher Vogt who interacts directly with Zack, who has Asperger's Syndrome: [Vogt's] dedication to animals and whose skill with people have earned him such trust in prison that he is allowed to interact directly with Zack as the two work together with the boy's new dog. Vogt gets so engrossed in his work that he assumes the roles of the people who will receive the service dogs he trains. Such role-playing helps him teach each animal how to respond to its future master. In 2002, Vogt spent months in a wheelchair while training a dog to help him dre...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/prison-in...

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