That all changed for Jeter last Christmas, when Davis brought Kane home. The tiny Italian mastiff puppy with gorgeous blue eyes was about to change Jeter's life for good - but the transition wasn't all smooth sailing.
"When I first got Kane, I panicked a little. I'm lying. Actually, I panicked a lot," Jeter said. "... I was a nervous owner. Kane would bite and nip and not pay attention to anything I said. My panicking was probably making him panic."
But soon Jeter got the hang of being a dog dad, lost his fear - and realized how much he loved Kane. "There's a lot to learn as a new dog owner," Jeter said. "As I train him, I've also had to be trained."
And it's a good thing he's figured it out ... because Kane now weighs in at 100 pounds at only a year old. That doesn't stop him from trying to sit on dad's lap, though.