Jake sounds like a great dog. One of my favorite parts of traveling with a familiar dog is that interaction. Not only them looking to you for direction but, upon hearing an odd noise or something out of sorts, looking to them for direction. They have better hearing, better nose, and a much better catalog of things like that in their head. If I hear something at night and Sadie isn't concerned then neither am I.When things get a little uncertain, or scary Gunner panics. Jake, looks to me for what to do in those times.