June 25th, 9:56 p.m.In this example, I believe Shalom knew her boy was dropping. Based on this and numerous other things that happened during the week, it is pretty clear that Shalom is recognizing Jacob's fluctuating blood sugar levels. Her response is to stay close, "taking care" of her boy. If Mom isn't around, the puppy is understanding that Jacob needs something and is in the early stages of "getting help".
Shalom seemed very interested in Jacob (she smelled him, licked him and gave him a little nip). We checked. He was at 109. She wouldn't leave him. At 10:33 he said he was feeling low. I checked again and he was at 66. She wouldn't leave Jacob and she seems to come to get me when he's low.
Bravo to Jacob's parents for recognizing and noting Shalom's behaviors, then sharing their notes with their trainer. Great job everyone!
Dee Bogetti, Service Dog Trainer/Consultant