Big congratulations are in order for our 5th graduating class of diabetic alert dogs! This Sunday November 6, 2011, trainee dogs and their owners will come into the Service Dog Academy studio for their 8th and final class, and leave as certified diabetic alert dogs. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate World Diabetes Day on November 14th, than to send off a new group of diabetic alert dogs!
See the article on the West Seattle Blog where our two West Seattle graduates are featured!
Diabetic Alert Dog 101 Graduates from West Seattle. Image copyright 2011 West Seattle Blog
These amazing diabetes detecting dogs have learned to alert to low blood sugar in the home, retrieve sugary drinks to correct blood sugar imbalances, retrieve their owner’s meter, insulin, and get help during a low.
Student Email Testimonial From 6 Month Old Student: “Jonathan suddenly told me that Lola was bumping him. He immediately tested himself and found out that his blood sugar level was 53!!!! I just wanted you to be the first one to know and to deeply thank you for all your effort when working with us. We are all looking forward to continue working with you on training Lola.”
The next step is Diabetic Alert Dog 201, where they will train their canine companions in more complicated tasks of diabetic alert!
Service Dog Academy has had several confirmed lifesaves from our former students, and we look forward to hearing more inspirational stories going forward. Since the program’s inception in 2008, we have had had nothing but positive feedback from past graduates. Below, watch what Diabetic Alert 101 and 201 alumni have to say about our program!
If you would like your puppy or adult dog to help save your life, enroll your puppy into our Train Your Own Diabetic Alert Dog: Diabetic Alert Dog 101 class today. Spots are very limited.