Training Your Puppy to be a Diabetic Alert Dog

Training Your Puppy to be a Diabetic Alert Dog. My training manual is in
workbook format with links to online resources, training videos, recommended
products,how to use collect and use scent samples, forms to track
scent training,training checklists, and much more. 122 pages.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

What a good puppy

When I fly a puppy who is part to his or her new home, I inevitably hear from airline and airport employees, as well as the flying public, “what a good puppy that is.”

The puppies are usually 10-12 weeks old, tucked into a small soft carrier that fits under the seat in front of me during flight. Airline regulations say that the puppy cannot come out of the carrier until we reach our destination. The goal is to get from Place A to Place B without incident and with a happy puppy when we de-plane. The puppy usually starts to settle in when we are in the boarding area. By the time we take off, the puppy is napping. How can such a young dog be calm in an environment like an airport? It’s all about great temperament and training. These puppies are bred for a temperament that will allow them to go anywhere and do anything with self-confidence. Their formal training starts at 7 weeks. Breed them right, start their training early. It's magic.

I wrote this while flying with Blossom (above). This picture was taken while we waited to board. Throughout the flight there was a crying baby, a noisy toddler, and a quiet puppy.