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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  Office Hours are 8:00am - 2:30pm M-F.  


Supervisor, Michele Wayland at 719-429-0764 or



Adoption + TrainingStarting at $650*8 Week Training
Boarding-in Training$1,8004-week Minimum
Boarding-in Training$350Each additional week
Alumni Discounts  
Alumni Refresher Training**$8002-week minimum
Alumni Refresher Training**$350Each additional week
Alumni Refresher Class**Free30 minutes increments
Alumni Phone or Email ConsultsFree 


*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.

NOTE: We've received questions about why it's more expensive to train your dog than it is to adopt an already-trained dog.  The reason is that our trained rescue dogs are almost always trained by beginner handlers.  Having our beginners train the rescue dogs allows the handlers to learn proper training techniques at a pace that doesn't apply as much pressure to get a "perfect" dog in 4 weeks.  After successfully training a few rescue dogs for adoption, the handlers "graduate" to training your dog and you can be confident your dog will be trained correctly.  As with any job, training comes with a cost to the business and, if we charged the full cost of the training for our rescue adoptions, we wouldn't be able to rescue very many dogs.  

Thank you for your support of our program!


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


Supervisor, Michele Wayland at 719-429-0764 or



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.) Vaccination against Canine Influenza is also highly recommended.


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 when an opening becomes available. Because of high demand for our services, this may take 8 to 12 weeks so please be patient. (Note: Most communication to schedule boarding-in training happens via email so be sure to check your spam and trash folders within 4 weeks of your requested arrival date).

If your dog has already been trained by us and you are looking for an Alumni Class or Refresher Training email us 4 weeks before your requested dates at with your name, your dog's name and BI or CI number. Please note that requested dates and training location are subject to availability and not guaranteed. 

See our Fee Schedule here

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. Our adoptable dogs are in high demand and inquiries are processed in the order they are received. Dogs adopted from our program also receive Alumni privileges and discounted Refresher Training!

See our Training Videos for some helpful tips.


See our Fee Schedule here

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Adoptable Trained Dogs