The Adventures of Willy

Hello. My name is Willy. I’m a 1-year-old Blue Heeler. I’m 20″ tall, and I weigh 44 lbs. I’m smart, hardy, independent, tenacious, energetic, and untiring. I am among the most responsive and obedient of dogs. But you have to understand my breed and what I was bred for. I’m a cattle dog. I was bred to be active and tireless.


If you give me plenty of exercise, coupled with obedience lessons or other intellectual challenges, I will be one of the best dogs you’ve ever owned. So far in my short life, I haven’t been given the opportunity to thrive in a forever home. As a result, I found myself in prison. But don’t feel sorry for me. This is a great opportunity for me to get my life together.


I’ll stay here for ten weeks and get some of the best rehabilitation in the world. During my incarceration at Stafford Creek Correction Center, I’ll be engaging in meaningful activities and positive programming, such as Freedom Tails and The Dog Program.

To learn more about the training techniques that’ll be used on me, please read the ebook called, “IMMACULATE OBEDIENCE: HOW TO TRAIN ANY DOG” by Steven Jennings.


At the end of my ten week incarceration, I’ll know the following cues: HEEL, SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, LEAVE IT/NO, OFF, and NO. And that’s only the beginning. I’ll learn so much more than just basic obedience.


THE ADVENTURES OF WILLY  is a documentary of my prison stay. It’ll highlight the entire process of my ten week rehabilitation course. Then, at the end of ten weeks, I’ll graduate and be so well-behaved and obedient that someone will adopt me into their loving family. For more info, please read: Adopting A Dog.


And now I’ll hand it over to this guy I met a few hours ago…


Hello everyone, I see you’ve met Willy. Well allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steven. I’m part of a wonderful program called Freedom Tails.

Freedom Tails is a dog program inside of a Washington State Prison. We take rescue dogs and give them a second chance at a happy life full of love and affection. This is the story of Willy’s rehabilitative adventure inside a Washington State Prison.


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Days 4 & 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 17
Day 24


Stay tuned for more days from The Adventures of Willy.


Steven Jennings


Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

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