Dave Johnson volunteers weekly to help the dogs at the Delta Animal Shelter. Dave volunteers his time and talents both at the animal shelter working on basic obedience and as part of the DAWGZ ADAPT inmate dog training program where he helps teach training techniques. His methods of training have saved numerous dogs across the entire UP.
One dog in particular was Apollo, a dog brought to the shelter that was caged his whole life and scared of human touch. Untouchable and considered vicious, Dave sat with this little Jack Russel terrier and over much time, taught him to trust, taught himself confidence and taught him to enjoy human touch. He worked on basic obedience, walking on lead and trusting all humans that he met. Without Dave’s training, chances for Apollo were slim, but we are happy to say Apollo is now adopted and loving his humans and life- he loves belly rubs and sleeping on a couch.
Dave understands dogs and can really tackle any issue a dog has. We are thankful he devotes his time and training to help shelter dogs become the best dog they can be.