Niveka Rose, called Nika, was donated to the HMCC Service Dog training program by a local breeder. Nika is a Kuvasz, a Hungarian shepherd dog, came to the prison program at age 7 !/2 weeks and is in her first month of training. “She’s just getting used to the vest,” said inmate trainer Erica Perry. “She now learning her basic commands, such as ‘sit’ and ‘stay.’ She’s also learning to take socks off and ‘stay’ when the door is left open.” Nika will be in training for up to two years.
AK DOC Dogs in Training
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