JESSE – Dallas/Fort Worth Area

PTSD, TBI, PSYCHIATRIC, MEDICAL ALERT, RETRIEVAL

Meet Jazzy Jesse!!

Jesse is a spayed, 3 year-old, 45 lbs., Boxer/Red Heeler mix.

Jesse is healthy, has a good weight, and does very well in new environments.

Jesse was excited to be at a park: her tail was wagging and she never barked-even when other dogs were around. She did want to meet the other dogs, but not in an aggressive way – she wanted to play! Jesse walked right up to and investigated the assessor.  She was eager to be petted, and loved it.  She did very well with the assessor putting their hands all over her to include her teeth, tail and feet (even though she was a little nervous at first).

Jesse is not good with cats and she wants to chase them. She can be taught to ignore cats and similar distractions. She does jump a little but when she was corrected, she stopped. The owner says she came from an abusive situation, but no other information was known other than neglect.  That’s part of what makes Jesse so special – even though she had hard times before, she seems to have forgotten them and has a beautiful heart that just craves love!

Jesse will need obedience training, but she knows some commands and wants to please her human; she is very willing to learn. With patience and training she will do great. Jesse warmed up to the assessor quickly and was asking for petting and hugs! The owner also stated that Jesse does bond well – which is very important for a Service Dog.  She is treat motivated, so this will make training easier. 

As of 30 Jun 2019: Jesse is very good at sit and her recall is great even with distractions. Her down was good but could use a little work. She does need leash work but it is not too bad. She learned real fast to not jump up on the kennel in order for the assessor to open it. She loves to work and get focus was great even with another dog right there.

Jesse would be suited for a handler older than 3 years of age (regardless of gender), who’s activity level is equal to walking for 30 minutes twice a day and spending a good part of the day on out in public as your Service Dog!

Quick assessment of Jesse:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • Does not get along with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

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