A wonderful update from rescuer and trainer Cherry Jenkins!
“Mika is a gorgeous, 2 year-old Native American Indian Dog. She’s not only stunning to look at, but incredibly smart too! Mika’s handler is Nicholas, pictured here with beautiful Mika.
Nicholas is helping to train Mika for his grandmother, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. He wishes Mika to be trained to help his grandmother by: Providing a calming effect, as she often gets upset, provide constant companionship to her, and to learn to alert his grandmother’s caregiver should she fall. Of course, Nicholas’ mother, Phoebe, will be involved in the process.
What a kind and considerate grandson!
Every time I give him homework, when I see him again not only have they accomplished it, but with flying colors!
One of Mika’s three tasks is to bark if Nicholas’ grandmother needs help in public.
Nicholas and Mika have already mastered most of the basic commands! We are next going to start on training how to handle Mika in a store. I am more than confident they will be complete naturals!”
WHAT A TRULY AMAZING GIFT THIS GRANDSON IS GIVING HIS GRANDMOTHER. TRULY A BEAUTIFUL THING TO SEE PEOPLE TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF OUR OLDER GENERATIONS. EVERY LIFE, NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE, DESERVES THAT KIND OF RESPECT. CHERRY – YOU WILL BE A WONDERFUL TRAINER FOR THIS FAMILY!