Service dogs aim to aid those that live with an invisible illness, including diabetes, autism, aspergers, and seizure disorder. With high-quality breeding and intensive training, SDWR service dogs are reliable companions in increasing safety and quality of life. Until there's a cure... there's a dog.
The most highly trained service dogs are specially breed, socialized and trained from birth to 18 months when they begin their specialized service training. To properly train the dog to identify the scent and then work with a diabetic handler to properly alert, takes another 6 months to one year. That includes training the dog and the diabetic to become a successful alert team and also so that the dog can be properly accessed in public places.
Zoey, a goldendoodle diabetic alert service dog, can detect the nitrogen content in Brianna’s breath, or even through her skin, and will “alert” by pawing at her leg if her sugar level either drops or rises to dangerous thresholds.