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The Real Risk of Hip Dysplasia in Service Dogs

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Hip Dysplasia (HD) is the worry of every service dog handler. New research and some anecdotal information has recently come to light to help prevent it. Puppies are not born with it but most dogs start showing signs of HD by 18 months if they are going to develop it.GeneticsUntil recently, the bigge...

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Special Considerations for Training a Diabetic Alert
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Question: “I’m wanting to train my dog as a diabetic alert dog being that I’m insulin dependent. My question to you is what training tools do you use to teach the dog how to detect low blood sugar & high blood sugar (sensing)? I’ve asked numerous trainers on youtube this question, but no one has responded. My dog already does the targeting exercise with flying colors thanks to you and your video. Can you help me? TY :)”