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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Attention  Purpose– teaching this exercise will train your dog that it is more reinforcing to pay attention to you than the distractions around him. Criteria– your dog should look at you. Visual Que– Point to your eyes.  Verbal Que– ‘Look’ Important to remember Your dog is familiar with his own environment.  There are fewer distractions at home as compared to a park.  Begin all training where there are minimum distractions.  As your dog becomes more reliable with certain behaviors, gradually work your way to a more distracting environment.  DO NOT expect your dog to respond to you as well as they would at home in this new environment. Behavior Pyramid Start in an area with no distractions Take a treat slowly wave it in front of your dogs nose and with your dog watching bring it to your eyes. Say ‘Look’ then ‘ok’ then give your dog the treat. The

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Barn Hunt

  Kini Hawaiian Earthdogs & Terriers In Paradise-Hawaii & Lucky Dog Adventure Camp are pleased to introduce to Hawaii: BARN HUNT Handler Training  Saturday  May 25, 2013 Start time 1:00 pm Lucky Dog Adventure Camp/NewBeginnings 41-709 Kakaina Street, Waimanalo Judge Susan Chapman, Illinois, instructor. The Barn Hunt Sport is created for any breed or mixed breed of dog no matter what its heritage. You can learn everything about the Barn Hunt Sport at the web site at The sport tests dogs for finding rats which are securely enclosed in ventilated tubes which are hidden in stacks of hay bales, simulating a barn hunt. Titles are offered by the Barn Hunt Association and can be recognized, at the owner’s discretion, by the American Kennel Club. The AKC does not administer or sponsor the events. Please have your dog on a leash AND bring a dog crate (plastic airline or metal

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12 Dog Days Of Christmas

Come join the fun with this FREE event for you and your dog!    Date:  Saturday December 14 th Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm Location:  Lucky Dog Adventure Camp:                              41-709 Kakaina St.  Waimanalo, HI 96795 Details: An outing with your dog to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. We have a Dog Days of Christmas challenge for anyone wanting to have fun.  12 Tricks are set to challenge and engage your dog.   The challenge is set to the song ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’.  As we ‘try’ to sing the song, you ask your dog to do the behaviors.  This event is for both beginner dogs and advanced dogs.  See HERE for your challenge. Prizes for everyone! Tis the season for giving.  Please bring toys, food, beds, brushes to donate

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Tricks for Treats

When:  Saturday October 27th  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where:  Lucky Dog Adventure Camp                        41-709 Kakaina St Waimanalo, 96795 Cost:  FREE Details:  This is a fun event put together by Lucky Dog Adventure Camp and Doggie Adventures and Training.  We will be having a tricks contest, costume contest for BOTH dogs and their owners, professional photographer, The Snack Shake, prizes, and more. What to bring:  A costume for you and your dog.  Treats for your dog and something to sit on. Requirements:  Your dogs must be rid of fleas and ticks, in good health, socially compatible with other dogs, and current on all vaccinations.  Dogs MUST remain on leash at all times. RSVP:   Tammy at or Eleni at 259-8132  

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New shorter classes and workshops

Training A Really Reliable Recall This is a 3 week course is held on August, 11th at 10:30 am and October 4th at 5:30 pm, the cost is $90 During this class you will learn how to train a every day recall, one that is used daily and on a casual basis.  You will also learn how to train a really reliable recall that can be life saving for your dog.  The really reliable recall will train your dog to come to you under any circumstances.  Hounds On The Town This 4 week course begins August 10th at 5:30 pm, the cost is $120. If your looking to take your training to the next level, join us for this fun class.  Our Hounds On The Town class is designed to work with your dog in a various ‘real life’ settings as we will be visiting different locations on the windward side of

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Introduction To K9 Nose Work

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday June 16th, 2012 ~ OR ~ Sunday June 17th, 2012 INTRODUCTION TO K9 NOSE WORK® with Jill Marie O’Brien CPDT-KA, CNWI Co-Founder, National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSWTM) Co-Founding Instructor, K9 Nose Work® Dogs have a sense of smell 100,000 to 1 million times stronger than humans.  They also have a natural desire to hunt, which can be channeled to food and toys.  K9 Nose Work® allows dogs to use these skills in a way that is fun for both dog and owner. Utilizing methods similar to bomb and drug detection, Jill will teach you how to get started in this fast-growing sport. The full day workshop is designed not only for the dog sport enthusiast and dog owner looking for a fun outlet for their dog, but also for owners of dogs with varying needs:          * Shy and fearful dogs will gain

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12 Dogs Days of Christmas Challenge

12 Dog Days Of Christmas Challenge On the first day of Christmas my trainer gave me….  A Treat On the second day of Christmas my trainer asked me…. To Sit On the third day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Heel On the forth day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Wag My Tail On the fifth day of Christmas my trainer gave me….  Lots Of Love & Kisses On the sixth day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Spin Right (clockwise) On the seventh day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Spin Left (counterclockwise) On the eight day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Shake My Paw On the ninth day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  Come When Called On the tenth day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To Down Stay On the eleventh day of Christmas my trainer asked me….  To

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