Heather & Jesse: The Dynamic Duo

Heather and Jesse are the winners of our Canine Freestyle Contest!

Jesse riding Scooter

Ever since Heather was a little girl, she had wanted a dog of her very own. Finally, on her 16th Birthday, she was blessed with her very first dog! Jesse was adopted for Heather and from the day he came home, they have been inseparable ever since. Heather and Jesse were always going for long walks, hiking, swimming, playing ball, cuddling on the couch, and their favorite activity, learning tricks together! At 9 weeks old, Jesse taught himself how to sit up and beg. He would ask to be picked up or just to be cuddled by doing this adorable trick. After that, they started working on the basics, and Jesse kept picking them up really quickly. They started working on more advanced tricks, and Jesse mastered each one with a big smile on his face and a prance in his step. When Jesse was a year old, they started working on doggie dancing together, agility, and Frisbee. The enhanced communication and bond that came from spending time together pushed Heather and Jesse to learn more and do more tricks as a team. Jesse knows over 1,000 different tricks and behaviors and is continually learning and expanding his vocabulary. The duo has had the opportunity to appear on TV shows, commercials, and even movies. Jesse has appeared in ads for PetSmart, starred in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 movie, on The Late Show with David Letterman twice, The Rachael Ray Show, and starred in the lead role in the “Doggone Movies Series” (A Doggone Christmas, A Doggone Hollywood, and A Doggone Adventure). Jesse has also appeared on the Japanese TV Show “Tokodane Toko Dogo”, the German TV Show RTL, and the Korean TV Show SBS “Animal Farm”. Jesse is also the first Jack Russell Trick Dog Champion, the 2012 Good Morning America “Top Dog”, a registered Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International, has helped raise over $10,000 for animal rescue, has been my Service Dog for over 9 years, and is Heather’s heart and constant companion. Jesse loves making people laugh with his cute charm and adorable antics. Make sure you check the duo out as they perform on our main arena!.


Jesse Double Dutch

Jesse HandStand

Jesse riding Scooter