Diabetic Alert Dog Training -new book


I am very happy to announce the publication of a new book, Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog.   Written by Rita Martinez and Sue Barns, the book is available on …CreateSpace and Amazon.  https://www.createspace.com/4157849 I hope that some of you, or someone you know, find it useful and interesting.   Description: Dogs’ amazing sense of smell can be put to use in helping you to manage your diabetes. Many dogs can perform this life-saving task, but training is required to produce a reliable diabetic alert service dog (DAD). The authors bring to this book extensive experience in training for diabetic alert and assistance dog work in particular, and over half a century of training dogs for search & rescue, obedience, and therapy in general. They will guide you through this process step by step. This book helps diabetics train their own dog with the help of a professional trainer, and explains how to: •         Select a dog for alert work •         Find and work with a trainer •         Understand how dogs detect changes in diabetic blood sugar levels •         Train alerts and low/high blood sugar signals •         Teach your dog to alert at night and in the car •         Train other helpful skills such as Go for Help, trailing the diabetic, and retrieving useful items (glucometer, juice box, etc.) •         Troubleshoot training difficulties •         Find additional resources on training and assistance dogs
Please feel free to share this email/information with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!
Dee Ganley

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