Louisville Magazine

SEP 2016

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32 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.16 A BIT DEEPER Carl Johnson. (No relation between the three Johnsons.) All four dogs behave better than my dog, who pulls on his leash, barks at houseguests and eats tissues out of the bathroom trash can. Motivated by treats and positive reinforcement, these dogs learn not to enter a room unless told to do so. "ey can take their dog everywhere except the chow hall," Mikan says. If a dog can handle the hundreds of inmates coming up to pet them all day, it's ready for adoption. It usually takes six to eight weeks, but it can take as long as the dog needs. e adoptive families come to Luther Luckett for a meet-and-greet with the inmate and dog. Michael Johnson says that he tries really hard not to make any missteps, to make the dogs look as good as possible so that they don't end up in the same rotating door of being unwanted. David Benson, who trains the inmates every few weeks to keep their skills sharp (they also attend seminars on grooming, first aid and stress management), is the executive director of Dogs Helping Heroes, which provides dogs to veterans, many of whom have PTSD. Carl Johnson, 36, recently trained a collie mix named Ace, who went on to be a calming companion for a little girl with autism. "I used to get down on my hands and MARKETING THAT MAKES THE GRADE Be a part of the 2016 School Guide Now Enrolling Make plans now to place your ad in the Annual School Guide issue of Louisville Magazine. PUBLISHING NOVEMBER 2016 The area's only comprehensive listing of public and private elementary and secondary schools with the important data parents need in their searches for the best classrooms. Also included: regional college and university listings. November 2015 $4.70 school guide Space reservation deadline: September 16th Call 625-0100 or email advertising@loumag.com Clockwise from top: Joey Johnson with Kenzi; Doug Hall with Dunkin; Michael Johnson with Apollo; Carl Johnson with Brixx.

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