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Unto me, he bestowed his loyal and loving heart.”
~Tilly Anger

About Jackson

At the age of 4 ½ years, Jackson was in trouble.  Jackson had lived with four different families.  Jackson was known as a canine delinquent and a “BAD dog.”  He was a rowdy hooligan and a reprehensible troublemaker who wouldn’t listen or calm down. He was a “runner” and Jackson was looking for his FIFTH home.

The people at Wintergreen had time to help a rowdy canine reform.  Tilly told Jackson, “You are welcome to live at Wintergreen, forevermore, but you’re going to learn some manners and behave like a gentleman.”   

Jackson told Tilly:  “If this fifth home thing doesn’t work out I will accuse the folks at Wintergreen Cats of discriminating against dogs and make sure your reputation is sullied.” That’s what hooligan dogs do—they make threats and misbehave.

Consistent routines were established for Jackson and he learned that “nothing was free.”   He exercised daily, was enrolled in obedience classes and introduced to Karen Pryor’s “positive clicker” training.  Jackson became proficient at obedience, learned whistle training, tricks and was exposed to daily practice, patience, and love. All those clicks and “yes, good dog” turned a yellow hooligan named Jackson into a ‘model’ canine citizen.  

Learn about Karen Pryor and clicker training, at: and save a rowdy dog’s life!

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