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Selecting & Training a Medical Alert Service Dog Puppy Candidate

Golden Puppy - Global Dog Village

"I discovered your amazing training methods while searching for " trained diabetes alert dogs."  I am new to all of this.  Our 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.   I have no idea where to begin.  Do you know of any reputable breeders and or trainers who will partially t...

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Desensitization
and
Counter Conditioning

Desensitization and counter conditioning are often paired together to achieve better results.
For example, a dog that is afraid of bicycles can see them so far away that the dog barely notices them (desensitization). When the dog sees the bicycle, some delicious food can be offered (counter conditioning). Over time the dog can start to see the bicycle closer and closer (desensitization) and still continue to receive food, which will result in a better and more positive response (counter conditioning).