Features February 2014 Issue

Make Positive Training Fun!

Raven, a 4 1/2-year-old Lab, is a trained diabetic alert dog. He lets his person know when her blood sugar level is dropping rapidly or is dangerously low.

Make Positive Training Fun!

A positive approach turns a serious job into a game for this talented dog.

What do you want, you crazy dog?” Jennifer Wade said with a smile to her diabetic alert dog, Raven. Wade, 30, had just eaten a meal at an office luncheon, so she knew her blood glucose level (blood sugar) had to be okay. But Raven persisted, tugging her, and getting in her face. She guessed that the food-crazy dog just wanted an apple from the party, and her co-workers encouraged her to allow the persistent black Labrador Retriever to have a bite. Wade relented, but the chow hound declined the offer. In a hurry to get back to work, Wade exclaimed, “Now what?! You’re not going to eat? What is wrong with you?”

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