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
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