|Name that Dog|
|By Joe Bouchard|
The following is an installment in "Icebreakers 101 - Volume IX: UNDAMMING THE ICE", a series featuring "Ice Breaker's" designed to promote training awareness and capabilities in the corrections industry.
Legendary insult comic Don Rickles, according to some, had a way with words. For example, a friend of mine worked at a hotel at which Mr. Rickles had locked himself from his room. My friend, a very large man, unlocked the door for the notable guest. Rickles said to him, “Thanks, Tiny!” Later my friend beamed as he told me that he was insulted by the great comedian.
Granted, there have been occasions in which corrections has featured insults, even those of the juxtaposed variety as Rickels bestowed on my friend. This exercise is not about that, however. This is an icebreaker about appearances. And the focal point is the universally lovable canis familiaris or dog.
Joe Bouchard is a Librarian employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections and a collaborator with The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP). He is also the author of “IACTP’s Corrections Icebreakers: The Bouchard 101, 2014” and "Operation Icebreakers: Shooting for Excellence" among others. The installments in this series include his opinions. The agency for which he works is not in any way responsible for the content or accuracy of this material, and the views are those of the contributor and not necessarily those of the agency. While some material is influenced by other works, all of the icebreakers have been developed by Joe Bouchard.
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