Jaildogs Excelling at Their MRI Training

Jaildogs Excelling at Their MRI Training

As detailed in the November 19, 2015 CPT News post, entitled “CPT Participates in Gwinnett Jaildogs Program,” since early October 2015 CPT has been educating prisoners how to train rescue dogs to participate in the The Dog Project’s MRI program.  The goal of CPT’s participation is threefold:

1) To increase the number of trained MRI-ready dogs,

2) To improve the adoptability of the dogs, and

3) To provide valuable volunteer service to the community.

The inmates have been attentive, cooperative students that have achieved outstanding progress in a short period of time.  In just two months, several of the dogs are performing out of sight stays within the MRI simulator, performing motionless down-stays within the MRI coil simulator and chin rest, and understanding the Experiment 1 hand signals.

The results are exciting.  We look forward in Quarter 1 2016 to conducting our first live MRI of a dog from the Jaildogs program.

(Lawrenceville, GA)

Katie performing an out of sight down-stay within the mock MRI bore. Jaildogs.

Katie performing an out of sight down-stay within the mock MRI bore. As you will see, the Jaildogs program includes dogs of many sizes and breeds.

 

Katie performs an out of sight down-stay within the mock MRI bore- this time without any peeking. Jaildogs.

Katie performs an out of sight down-stay within the mock MRI bore- this time without any peeking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onyx learning the Experiment 1 hand signals while laying in the mock MRI receiver coil. Jaildogs.

Onyx learning the Experiment 1 hand signals while laying in the mock MRI receiver coil.

Clifford performing an out of sight down-stay while inside the mock MRI bore. Jaildogs.

Clifford performing an out of sight down-stay while inside the mock MRI bore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shai performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 "No-Reward" hand signal. Jaildogs.

Shai performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 “No-Reward” hand signal.

Shai performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 "No-Reward" hand signal. Jaildogs.

Shai performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 “Reward” hand signal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonja performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 "Reward" hand signal. Jaildogs.

Sonja performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 “Reward” hand signal.

Sonja performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 "No-Reward" hand signal. Jaildogs.

Sonja performing a motionless down-stay in the mock MRI coil while receiving the Experiment 1 “No-Reward” hand signal.

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