In December 2015, Jeff's oldest personal dogs, Uma, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 12. Uma had spent her entire life helping Jeff in rehabilitating thousands of dogs, specializing in helping in the rehabilitation of aggressive dogs. The photograph below was taken 10 days before Uma's death at the RV Dog Training seminar in Lexington, Texas, where Uma worked with a dog-aggressive dog.
To honor Uma's memory, Jeff's Pack has been repurposed from its original mission. The donations to Jeff's Pack now allow Jeff to travel around the world holding RV Seminar-style workshops for dogs and people who would not otherwise be able to afford training. In this way, Jeff will be able to have a greater impact on shelters, rescues and other non-profit organizations that embrace a balanced training philosophy.