Today is national puppy day, so it seemed like a good time for a throw back pic! I feel like such a mother when I say that sometimes I wish I could go back to those puppy breath and big ol puppy belly days! 😂 Liam has been such a God orchestrated blessing since day one ❤
My little rockstar had a pretty big day! 2 basketball games, dinner at Ruby’s, walk around Balboa. Handled it all like a boss, and consistently alerted to low, dropping, or rising BG. His behavior was amazing for an 8 month old pup...or any age pup! One area of concern is that dogs suitable for public access are supposed to be clean and not smelly. Well, he is clean, but the smell wasn’t coming from his fur or breath. I’ve developed a new service dog training regimen I’d like to call Dutch Oven. You may have to scroll left to understand. I call pic 3 the Double Dutch...he needed 2 layers 😂🤢. #dutchoven#dogtraining#servicedogsofinstagram#sdit#diabeticalertdog#medicalalertdog#redheeler#stinkydog#heelerpuppy#acd#dogtraing#dogfarts
Figured since I was already soaked from tarping hay, I might as well play fetch with the mini Muppet & let Sr Muppet do her run & sniff. I'm gonna pay for the last few days. I dunno if it's gonna be tonight or tomorrow, but a crash is coming. It'll be worth it I guess
******Trainer feature****** Today's feature will highlight Maggie Rabren!
Maggie started training with us in August 2017. Though she is currently pursuing a Human Communications degree at the University of Kentucky, her communication with dogs is just as strong! She was originally brought on just to train clients puppies, but her love of training enticed her into many aspects of our company. Maggie has been an active member in our Puppy Enrichment Program, confidence building for a handful of nervous adults(photo 1), and obedience training for over 15 kennel dogs. With one of our kennel dogs, Quimby (photo 3 & 4), she went on to receive a Novie Trick Dog Title after a few months of training! These wonderful skills lead her to assist our Head Trainer in obedience group classes and run her own class with families who participate in our Guardian Program!
After being entrenched in our company for over a year she decided to take on a huge training endeavor. In November of 2018, she began training one of our Comforts, Pickles(photo 2), to be a Diabetic Alert Dog(DAD). At 6 months old, Pickles is performing beautifully with Live Alerts to blood sugar drops and all obedience associated with a service dog. Maggie will be placing Pickles this time next year with an individual with Type 1 Diabetes.
Maggie's love of training has been a wonderful addition to our GoldenQuest family! We look forward to seeing other dog training endeavors she takes on in the future!
Zen has LOVED playing in our tunnel at home😍
She thinks it's a game, I think it's great recall and confidence practice 🤣
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“ #NDAM • National Diabetes Awareness Month. Hazel and I both have Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease that requires round-the-clock care. Yet, our faces show a different story - one of shared excitement. Understanding this is NOT the result of poor dieting, sugar consumption, or any other decision is paramount. This young girl and I both spend our days living bravely, boldly, and with enthusiasm. MY goals including making the struggles she’d face down the road disappear. Educating as many people as possible, listening to as many stories as I can, and spending time in the community. I hope I see a cure, but there’s still no promise it’d even apply to me. Please ask me questions if you have them , I’m happy to help.” - Our wonderful contributor, @the__drop with the brilliant @melodylumpkin
This video shows how Filly can smell dropping low blood sugars and warn her family before technology registers it! @bemaggiestrong managed to catch the low alert and realert all on camera! (Edited to fit on insta) Filly held her bringsel to alert to a 96mg/dL - not a number within her alerting range, actually a great, healthy blood sugar. She was told “We’ll watch”. She’s taught to realert in 10 minutes if she still thinks there is a problem, and in 10 minutes exactly she realerts - Maggie is suddenly 62. Maggie gets a juice, Filly gets her puppy party, and Maggie gets to continue playing and being a 3 year old without feeling sick. The continuous glucose monitor was reading 100 and steady during the first alert, and after the juice and the puppy party, it had just updated to an 87, but it was all already taken care of by that point. Good girl Fil. Good job watching over your kiddo. #Curetype1diabetes#diabeticalertdog#unttiltheresacuretheresacomfort#fillyfreedom#bemaggiestrong#maggieandhercrouton#workingdog#superdog#ivyleaguepup#dailydogfeatures#dogsofinstagram