Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog

Training your Diabetic Alert Dog  Rita has over 30 years professional training experience, over 20 years of scent dog experience and is the co-founder of 3 non-profit dog organizations. She is a Professional member of APDT, IAADP, CPDT, Past board member of South Bay Trainers and actively helps with several breed rescue groups. She says :” I am fortunate in having a job that gives me great pleasure. There is little as rewarding as working with a person with a disability and watching the development of a working team. Dogs are so very capable and willing to help their caretaker with special needs. My joy is watching new teams develop and succeed, all while having fun.”  The Scent of Safety. You can harness dogs’ amazing sense of smell to manage your diabetes. Many dogs can perform this life-saving task, but they must be trained if you are to produce a reliable diabetic alert service dog

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Put Your Toys Away

Put Your Toys Away Criteria– Your dog fetches their toys and puts them away. Verbal Que- ‘Put your toys away’ Visual Que- Point to their toy Steps  Teach your dog to fetch Stand behind their toy box or the desired object you want them to learn to put their toys in. Toss the toy for your dog, as they are coming back with their toy say ‘put your toy away’. When your dog comes to you trade them a treat for dropping the toy in the toy box Repeat above steps 10 times.  When your dog succeeds with the above steps 10 times in a row move to step 6. Place a toy 2 feet away from the toy box.  Stand behind the toy box. Point to the toy and say ‘put your toy away’.  Reward your dog for putting the toy in the toy box. Repeat step 7, slowly

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The World, Through Your Dogs Eyes Recommended Reading

The Other End Of The Leash- Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnel Dog Language- An Encyclopedia Of Canine Behavior by Roger Abrantes Dogs A New Understanding Of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution by Raymond and Lorna Coppinger Domestic Dog, Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions With People by James Serpell On Talking Terms With Dogs – Calming Signals, 2nd Edition by Turid Rugass

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