We enriched our development staff, interviewed, and ultimately hired some very talented people. We grew from “part-time helpers” to full time employees. Our ODRC Accredited Step By Step Service Dog Training Program completed a full calendar year at a first of its kind engagement in a level 3 prison institution in Mansfield, Ohio. A year filled with the challenges of going deeper into ODRC programing for higher level security prison institutions. The challenges have been our greatest teachers. And if we could roll back the time and take all the challenge and hard work away, I have a feeling that all the accomplishment and joy might be gone as well.