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About the Program

The Red Dog Project is a program of Dog Days which places at risk shelter dogs with pre-screened fosters for rehabilitation.

From October 2013 to May of 2015 The Red Dog Project kept dogs at the York Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT. The Red Dog Project taught women offenders how to observe, assess, reshape and predict dog behaviors by showing the similarities between human and canine reactions to stress and past trauma. Our main program goal was to create harmonious, team culture for not only the ten dogs in the program but the ten inmate handlers as well.

Our fosters are trained in best practices for rehabilitating dogs using program techniques for behavioral modification as well as training routines as defined by CLASS (Canine Life and Social Skills) training curriculum.

For more information on CLASS please CLICK HERE.

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