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

Monday, February 3, 2014

Alert While Visiting at Friends' House

We went to our friends' house for the Super Bowl and brought Bo. He was on his mat in the living room and Austin was in the basement playing ping pong. Bo began whining on his mat. We released him and he alerted to the family member who released him before finding me at the dining room table and alerting to me with a paw swipe followed by a bow. We called Austin upstair to check; he was 83. The distractions in the room included six adults, one other dog, the smell of warm food and the tv. Good low Bo!


  1. Jen,
    This is particularly interesting. Bo can sense a high or low for Austin when he is in another room or on another floor?

    The posts are great, I love your Blog.

    1. That's right. It's called a remote alert and this was not Bo's first. He has alerted remotely when he was outside in the yard with me and Austin was inside the house. He has also alerted when he has been inside the house and Austin has been playing in the front yard. (Both times the windows were open.) He has frequently alerted when he has been upstairs and Austin has been downstairs. It's truly impressive to experience just how keen a dog's nose is and how driven trained DADs are to do their job.

      You can read an excellent post about remote alerting at:

      I'm glad you enjoy reading about our journey with Bo! :)