For a long time Jake looked up to Snow Shoe, after all he was his mentor, but as years went on they became equals. Although Jake respects Snow Shoe he is not one to blindly follow him. He will question him and work with him for other solutions. They work together very well.
Jake was once Snow Shoe's apprentice. Snow Shoe raised him and trained him. The two of them are very close. Snow Shoe thinks of Jake as one of the few advisers within the pack because he is very intelligent.