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BEACON, NEW YORK:  Phil, in prison for manslaughter, works intensely with Jack as part of the training in Puppies Behind Bars program at Fishkill Correctional Facility. Phil says that Jack is very hard-headed and stubborn at times so he has to give commands in a stern voice, but he acknowledges that it has taken the puppy less time to learn the commands than it's taken him to learn how to teach them. The program works with prison inmates in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to train service dogs, including ones who help injured soldiers or those suffering from post-traumatic stress. The puppies live with the prisoners during a 18-24-month training process.
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