I'm about six months into my journey of discovery towards getting a DAD (diabetic alert dog). Along the way I've learned a lot and I'm sure will continue to do so. I started a blog about my journey and diabetes in general (and a few other things I'm sure).
Future posts will include an in-depth interview with my trainer as well as an interview with a 3-year DAD team veteran (ok, the dog probably won't have much to say).
'Tis at www.doggonediabetes.com
How much did it cost for the trainer?
I'd rather not go into specific details on my financial arrangement with my trainer. Suffice it to say that commonly found estimates of $10k-$25k are pretty accurate depending upon level of training achieved. I spoke to quite a few trainers and programs and they all seem to fall into this range.
Dave - I wish you the best of luck in your dog-gone diabetes "journey of discovery." Since I have a hypoglycemia alert dog, I fully appreciate the joy and comfort that awaits you when you finally connect with that one special canine! Good luck. Nice blog.