Diabetes Alert Dogs


Diabetes Alert Dogs

A group for people who own an alert dog or wants to learn about them...or just likes the idea!

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Diabetes Forum

diabetic alert dogs

Started by ILA. Last reply by ILA Oct 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Thinking about a DAD, Questions

Started by Nell. Last reply by ILA Oct 26, 2014. 36 Replies

travel WARNING!! us airways is EVIL

Started by vickim1970. Last reply by Regina Jan 16, 2014. 6 Replies

How to get "service dog" status for self trained DAD?

Started by Biedronk. Last reply by Gracie-n-RiverCity Nov 16, 2013. 7 Replies

Canadian Diabetic Alert Dogs

Started by 93. Last reply by baileysiera Jun 26, 2013. 8 Replies


Started by Sweetgirl. Last reply by Laura May 30, 2013. 21 Replies

DAD Discrimination

Started by Sarah Truex. Last reply by Eileen Apr 27, 2013. 13 Replies

Interview with DAD veteran, Terry O'Rourke

Started by GuitarManDave Dec 27, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by meee on November 17, 2012 at 2:35pm

Do you know of a trainer who could possibly help me to train a DAD on Long Island, NY? I had someone's name and now I can't find his information- hopefully I will find it again, but I would like to ask a few trainers what they think.

Comment by Lexee on November 14, 2012 at 9:39pm

I would love to know of a real DAD trainer in eastern PA.
A puppy is too much for me. After a lot of research, I adopted a two year old Chocolate Lab. She was fostered, so she was crate trained and had some living with a family experience. Things are going well.
I would strongly suggest giving this a good bit of thought before taking on the task of training your own DAD. First train the dog or pup for public access in general. You can work up to scent samples when you have the dog's full focus, trust, and he is attentive to your everymove, on and off leash.

Comment by Sheri on November 13, 2012 at 7:07pm

I live in the greater Kansas City area, and have not been able to find anybody anywhere close to me to help me train my new puppy. Cherise, if you wouldn't mind asking if the lady in Utah knows anybody around here, I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!

Comment by Cherise on November 13, 2012 at 6:34pm

I can contact the lady who does this in Utah and ask her if there are breeders in CA that do this. If anyone else would like to know for their area let me know and I will contact her or know if she knows some place to look for info on self trainers.

I do know there is a facebook group dedicated to people who do self training or have went through it. Its actually has a lot of informative websites and information that I could post on here when I have a chance. My work schedule is a little crazy right now and I don't have a lot of time to do anything with work and my family (7 year old special needs boy and 14 month old boy plus husband keeps me pretty busy).

Comment by missrobbie on November 13, 2012 at 3:04pm

If you live in Phoenix ,AZ there is a non diabetic service dog program.

Happy Tails Service Dogs Training is dedicated to the education and training of a person with
a disability and a dog to become a working team. All services for the students are FREE of charge.
25% of Arizonans are functionally disabled with that number increasing. Service Dogs provide a
way to mobility and connection to the outside community.

Comment by missrobbie on November 13, 2012 at 7:31am

*Sorry about all the post*

1. Youtube video Diabetic Alert dog training

Dog gives high five when blood sugar HIGH and nudge when low

Comment by missrobbie on November 13, 2012 at 7:12am


I live in California but I'm looking for a dog trainer right now who will help me for free like Mary Cortani in Gilroy,Ca does for veterans. There has to be another dog trainer in California like Mary

Comment by Cherise on November 13, 2012 at 7:06am
There are people who do self training and breed dogs specifically for diabetic alert dogs. Theres a lady in Utah that I go through. If u can get to Utah she can help. If u would like info let me know.
Comment by missrobbie on November 13, 2012 at 6:34am

Dog trainer links

Tip: I would tell these dog trainers about Operation Freedom & Mary Cortani. Mary Cortani is helping veterans train their own dog to become service dog for FREE. Diabetic I would contact a dog trainer in your area and see if these dog trainer can do the same for diabetic. WE NEED HELP and tell these dog trainer the TRUTH, most diabetic can't afford to pay for a DAD from an organization.

US dog trainer directory

Canada dog trainer directory

Comment by Beth on November 12, 2012 at 11:28am

Early Alert Canines in Concord does not charge for diabetic alert dogs. There is a $100 application fee and a $100 materials fee when you attend class. The dogs are procured and trained by Early Alert Canines.


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