Training a D.A.D. video summary:
Above: A compilation of clips over the course of Sadie's training - from imprinting the litter at birth through live alerting my classmates at 8 months.
Below: Sadie learning to retrieve the meter and juice. The meter is what Mackenzie checks her blood sugar with, and the juice is how Mackenzie fixes a low. This way if at any point Mackenzie is so low that she cannot function and needs sugar immediately, Sadie can retrieve the juice so Mackenzie can bring her sugar up as quickly as possible.
I'm Libby Rockaway, and this blog is to document my experiences training Diabetic Alert Dogs. Over the years I have succeeded, failed, tweaked, and morphed my DAD training - this blog follows my journey through it all!