Vessel, the Nation’s First Water Leak Detection Dog Trained by Tracy Owen and Carrie Kessler
Vessel was a rescue dog, an unwanted stray, originally saved by Tia Torres of Pit Bulls and Parolees fame. She
entered her into the Arkansas Paws in Prison program. After just 2 weeks in training we knew she had tremendous potential.
We have several clients needing service dogs so we instructed the PIP trainers to sharpen her service dog skills. Vessel
responded beautifully to training. While in training, the trainers also encouraged her ball drive. Working for the ball
became all she thought about, making it difficult for her to work for a disabled person. We knew this talented dog
needed a job we just didn’t know what it would be. Then we received a phone call from Central Arkansas Water Company asking
if we could train a dog to detect water leaks. We said yes, and we have just the dog for you!
Vessel became the first water leak detection dog in the nation.
For more information contact Tracy at email@example.com or 501-804-3995
Carrie at 501-590-9785