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SCI Benner Township Celebrates the Graduation of Three Pups

August 09, 2023 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

Three puppy graduates from the CPL program.

On July 25, SCI Benner Township held a graduation ceremony for Canine Partner’s for Life (CPL) Service Dogs in training – Sukie, Angel and Q. The dogs, who are sisters, arrived at Benner Township’s Paws 4 A Cause program in January 2023. Since then, they have been working on enhancing their skills and learning new tasks.

During the ceremony, Angel presented the audience with a complex obstacle course which she navigated by following her inmate handler's commands. Sukie and Q, along with their inmate handlers rounded out the ceremony by demonstrating some practical skills such as operating a light switch and pushing a button to open doors.

Each of the dogs performed their commands with ease, even with the distractions of a room full of people and the smell of a celebration lunch! Angel, Sukie and Q will be joining their puppy siblings at CPL to further their education as service dogs.

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