April's Handler of the Month goes to...
Jamie has been a wonderful asset to the Illini Service Dogs! As we have gotten to know Jamie, we have learned what a wonderful trainer she is, how much work she puts into this, and how much patience she has. Jamie has been on several different dog teams and has shown great enthusiasm with each dog. We are so thankful that Jamie has been flexible and willing to adapt to new situations very comfortably and easily. Jamie has advanced throughout her time in the Illini Service Dogs and has become a lead secondary trainer with a lot of experience. Jamie always takes feedback and makes changes accordingly. She is always in a positive mood and comes to every training and event ready to learn with a smile on her face. Thank you Jamie for being so encouraging as both a student handler and an advocate for the disability culture. We love seeing you so engaged and excited about training the dogs and we can't thank you enough for committing so much of your time to the Illini Service Dogs! Congratulations on this honor and we appreciate your continuing effort!
|Jamie with her new BFF, Busey|
|Jamie at a fundraising event with Busey and Busey's primary handler|