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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Video: Scent Training in the Car at Night

One of the many places we do scent training with Bo is in the car. Tonight, I worked him with a scent sample while a family member was driving. The goal is to teach Bo that a low scent in the car equals an alert, just as a low scent in the house equals an alert. Tonight, we practiced in a moving car when it was dark outside. Other times, we practice in a parked car and in the day light. I had to prompt him for his alert signal, which in the car is a paw on the seat back.  Once he gives his initial alert, I reward him and then present the scent to him again and reward him for placing his paw on the seat. 

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