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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Low Alert While Austin Was Playing in the Lake

Austin and Poppy enjoying the lake.

Yesterday, while Austin was playing in the lake with his Poppy, Bo alerted to a low of 82. Bo was about 30 feet from the shore line, eating his Kong, when he stopped eating and alerted. He alerted Austin's Meme, who was with him outside. He paw swiped her leg and bowed in front of her -- his alert chain for a low.  

All alerts within reward threshold are great alerts but some alerts are exceptional due to the circumstances under which they occur. I consider Bo's alert yesterday exceptional for the following reasons:

1. He alerted from a distance.
2. He stopped eating a food filled Kong to alert.
3. He alerted to the person closest to him at the time. 

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