Phone Front Desk 208-455-5920 Cats 208-455-5924 Volunteers 208-455-5928
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
Adopt Donate Lost & Found Volunteers About Us Contact Us Events Programs

HAPPY TRAILS

Adopt a pet and begin your own

happy tail.

Our story is about a dog who is known as Jimmy Chew. He is 2-year-old Labrador who was qualified to be accepted into the Canyon County Sheriff’s Drug Dog Training Program. He is shown here in the picture with his handler Casey Zechmann a deputy for Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. While Jimmy was associated with the West Valley Humane Society he displayed some qualities that are sought after by Law Enforcement agencies. Some of these qualities are to be ball driven, have a prey drive, and have a willingness to do whatever it takes to expose or find the ball. When a dog is ball driven, then the dog will keep going after the ball and not stop for an unlimited amount of time - the ball/toy is what is important for the dog. When a dog has good prey drive, then the dog will continue to hunt for the ball until he/she finds it, whether the ball is thrown far out into tall grass or deliberately hidden somewhere. The dog may be disoriented for a few seconds, while being spun around or have their eyes covered while the ball is being hidden. With the willingness and confidence to do whatever it takes to expose or find the ball, then a good drug dog candidate will dig for it and will knock over whatever container the ball may be hidden under to get to the ball. All of these components are factored in when choosing or selecting a dog to start drug training. Some of these characteristics may be stronger than others, yet all of them will be there in some degree. Other factors are considered and weighed in, which include how well is the dog’s social skills, how well does the dog stay with his/her handler at his side without deterring unless instructed to. Once a dog is accepted into the program, then there are yet still further qualifications and hurdles to clear before they are officially certified. Jimmy has certainly cleared all of them!
Congratulations to Jimmy with being certified as an official drug dog for Canyon County Sheriffs Office!
Jimmy with Canyon County Sheriff Deputy Casey Zechmann
Meet Jimmy Chew!
Thank you to our local law enforcement for all they do on behalf of our community!
Menu
Making Familys and Pets Happy On The Road To Come
Phone Front Desk 208-455-5920 Cats 208-455-5924 Volunteers 208-455-5928 DONATIONS 208-455-5928 Comm Service 208-455-5926
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
Adopt Donate Lost & Found Volunteers About Us Contact Us Events Programs
WEST VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY

HAPPY TRAILS

Adopt a pet and begin your own happy tail.

MISSION STATEMENT To Provide professional and compassionate animal services through shelter, adoption, educational programs, population control and health care services while remaining fiscally responsible.
FEDERAL TAX ID #: 20-8179233
Jimmy with Canyon County Sheriff Deputy Casey Zechmann
Congratulations to Jimmy with being certified as an official drug dog for Canyon County Sheriff’s Office!
Our story is about a dog who is known as Jimmy Chew. He is 2-year-old Labrador who was qualified to be accepted into the Canyon County Sheriff’s Drug Dog Training Program. He is shown here in the picture with his handler Casey Zechmann, a deputy for Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. While Jimmy was associated with the West Valley Humane Society he displayed some qualities that are sought after by Law Enforcement agencies. Some of these qualities are to be ball driven, have a prey drive, and have a willingness to do whatever it takes to expose or find the ball. Jimmy at work looking for a favorite toy of his!                                                        Jimmy is getting close to finding his toy! When a dog is ball driven, then the dog will keep going after the ball and not stop for an unlimited amount of time - the ball/toy is what is important for the dog. When a dog has good prey drive, then the dog will continue to hunt for the ball until he/she finds it, whether the ball is thrown far out into tall grass or deliberately hidden somewhere. The dog may be temporarily disoriented for a few seconds while being spun around or have their eyes covered while the ball is being hidden. With the willingness and confidence to do whatever it takes to expose or find the ball, then a good drug dog candidate will dig for it and will knock over whatever container the ball may be hidden under to get to the ball. Jimmy found his toy and waiting for Casey's next command! All of these components are factored in when choosing or selecting a dog to start drug training. Some of these characteristics may be stronger than others, yet all of them will be there in some degree. Other factors are considered and weighed in, which include how well is the dog’s social skills, how well does the dog stay with his/her handler at his side without deterring unless instructed to.
Thank you to our local law enforcement for all they do on behalf of our community!
Meet Jimmy Chew!
Once a dog is accepted into the program, then there are yet still further qualifications and hurdles to clear before they are officially certified. Jimmy has certainly cleared all of them!
Home Lost & found Happy Trails Adopt Volunteer Upcoming Events Contact About Us Resources Donate Sponsors Wish List Shelter Programs