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Discussion of various types of diabetic alert dog training is welcome on this forum. However, some topics seem to touch off disagreements. Please follow these simple rules of debate when posting:
  • If someone posts something you disagree with, address the issue, not the individual.
  • Answer the original question, not necessarily the reply you disagreed with.
  • Unless a suggestion is potentially dangerous, concentrate on your own positive solution rather than trying to refute someone.
  • If you must directly refute someone, concentrate first on your commonalities and then present your dissenting arguments.
  • If you and someone else cannot firmly disagree, then agree to disagree and let it go. Arguing tiny points until someone "gives" doesn't make either of you right.
  • Do not post anything negative about specific individuals, especially other trainers.
  • Finally, make a point one time. Don't repeat the same point again and again in different posts. Those who were receptive got it the first time. Those who aren't won't get it no matter how many times you repeat it.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Read this forum first to find out the latest information.

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620 834 November 23, 2017 03:30AM

BOOK CLUB

I'm always hungry to learn more. I have a house full of bookshelves and bookshelves full of books and . . .books are full of knowledge! Anyone wanna join me in a forum discussion as we read through good books?

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41 154 November 01, 2017 04:01AM

CHATTING

want to check up on your favorite team or have an 'off topic' conversation - this is the place . ..

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1,364 1,980 November 23, 2017 07:22AM

CONSIDERING A DAD

Are you searching for a DAD? Unsure of where to look first or what to ask? Perhaps you'd like to ask a question of one of the DAD teams . . .

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115 659 November 20, 2017 07:40PM

COOL TRICKS

Of course, the coolest trick of all is alerting to low or high BG, but . . these dogs are smart and knowing other tricks can help in bonding, in focus, with public education, and can also bridge into a useful tool.

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28 86 November 20, 2017 07:41PM

DiabeticAlertDog.com/store

announcements and requests about our store site

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9 17 November 03, 2017 03:17AM

DIABETIC CHAT

shots, pumps, meters, doctors, weird BG numbers . . .

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72 566 September 28, 2017 03:23AM

FACES OF DIABETES

This is the place to tell your D story - i'm sure that some of the posts will be long - that is ok; your story needs to be told and people need to hear it!

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19 76 November 21, 2017 08:11PM

GREAT ALERTS

All alerts are great alerts - soooo - use this forum to share some of your dog's GREAT ALERTS!

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151 838 November 21, 2017 08:11PM

HEALTHY DOG

even DADs have health issues

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33 250 November 21, 2017 08:10PM

IN THE NEWS

?is there a story about you and your DAD in the news/ on a website/ on a pod cast?? let's collect those links here so we can all cheer each other on!

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56 197 November 21, 2017 08:11PM

NEW TO THE FORUM

Just joining diabeticalertdog.com? Introduce yourself and your DAD status

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135 730 August 23, 2017 05:04PM

OBEDIENCE ISSUES

the good AND the bad . . . sometimes the scent work is much easier than the obedience !

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23 98 August 30, 2017 04:27AM

OUR ALERT SIGNAL

Every DAD should be TRAINED to give a clear, unique and consistent signal when blood sugar levels are out of range. There are a variety of trained alert signals - according to the dog, its handler and its trainer. ?what is your dog's alert signal??

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41 260 February 19, 2016 05:49PM

PLAY TIME

After all, these dogs are still dogs and they LOVE to play . . .?any cool games or toys??

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8 35 February 09, 2012 02:17PM

PUBLIC ACCESS

Sometimes the public isn't as informed as we'd like them to be . . .and other times they graciously receive us and our dogs.

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95 596 September 27, 2017 07:18AM

Q and A

Occassionally, I will "lift" questions/ concerns from the forum and request that a trainer address that topic. Those Q and A sessions will be posted here. If you have a burning question, let me know -

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16 81 April 30, 2015 06:30AM

SCENT TRAINING

This is a great place to ask questions or share ideas about scent training. Remember, training never stops!

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488 1,363 November 23, 2017 03:18AM

SERVICE DOG STUFF

vests, leashes, patches, etc

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62 296 December 11, 2012 05:57PM

TEENS AND DIABETES

a HUGE topic - driving/ going to college/ strange BG patterns . . . .

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7 24 February 02, 2012 01:21PM

TRAINING

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163 1,004 March 16, 2016 07:46AM

UPDATES FROM TEAMS

From puppies in training to 'veteran teams', it is nice to get an occassional update - it is an encouragement to all of us and also provides insight into the various 'levels' of training . . . .

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86 431 March 02, 2013 05:24AM

UPCOMING EVENTS

we all need to know about any upcoming workshops, training seminars or conferences . . .

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30 199 December 21, 2016 08:44PM

WAITING FOR OUR DAD

waiting is hard - there is so much excitement and time passes so slowly. Use that time to educate yourself; ask questions or post comments or observations. BEST WISHES

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32 245 September 03, 2013 11:39AM