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Colorful Books


We are committed to doing our best to help you through the transition your new dog will make from the regimented structure of the prison to settling in your home.  

Below are helpful resources we hope will help you be the leader and guardian these wonderful dogs deserve.  




  • Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson

  • How to be the Leader of the Pack...And Have Your Dog Love You For it by Patricia B. McConnell

  • Dog Logic:  Companion Obedience, Rapport-Based Training by Joel M. McMaines

  • The Dog's Mind:  Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Bruce Fogle and Anne B. Wilson

  • Feeling Outnumbered?  How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household by Karen B. London and Patricia B. McConnell

  • Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog by John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller

  • The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior by Clarence Pfaffenberger

  • The Social Lives of Dogs:  The Grace of Canine Company by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

  • Mine!  A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson

  • The Cautious Canine by Patricia B. McConnell

  • Help for Your Shy Dog:  Turning Your Terrified Dog into a Terrific Pet by Deborah Wood

"Along the walls [of the prison dorm] are over 400 names of dogs that have been given a second chance.  It was then that I realized I too, was given a second chance.  Seeing these women train these dogs to become adoptable and go to families that will love and enjoy them is slowly healing a part of me that needed to be fixed.  Thank you Paws in Prison for giving these dogs and all the women in the program a second chance!"


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