The story of a boy living with Type 1 and his family's journey to raise and train a diabetic alert dog.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What 'Get Help' Looks Like

I was in the kitchen this evening and Bo came in and barked at me. I thought I was being smart and I ignored his sassy behavior. He kept barking at me and then started jumping on me. He went toward the dining room where Austin was and then came back to me. He wasn't alerting to me, he was just barking at me and getting right on me. I asked Bo if Austin was low thinking he would give an alert. Still no alert. I went to see Austin in the dining room and Austin told me he had sent Bo to get help. 

Austin wasn't low. He was practicing the 'Get Help' command without me knowing. He likes to practice this command with Bo when I'm not aware of what he is doing. Tonight, it worked beautifully. I had no idea he was sending Bo to me for help and Bo did what we have been training him to do -- bring a person back to Austin. 

That pup of ours just continues to amaze me. 

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