All our puppies are raised in specially selected correctional facilities.
At approximately seven weeks old, each Elite Detection K9 puppy is taken to live at a correctional facility under the responsibility of a single inmate or a team of two to three inmates. During this time, inmates provide the puppy with a safe environment, love and nurturing, socialization experiences, obedience and progressive play training. At 12-15 months, the puppies are returned to us, where they begin their scent education and training.
Positive Outcomes of Correctional Facilities
Creates rehabilitative opportunities
Helps boost morale among inmates and staff
Inmates develop responsibility, patience, dependability, compassion and self-esteem
Increases mental, physical, social and emotional health of prisoners
Reduces rates of released inmates returning to a correctional facility