[nagdu] Fw: [buddy-l] A very bad legislative effort

The Pawpower Pack pawpower4me at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 15:45:05 UTC 2009


most dogs who alert to a medical condition such as diabetes are doing  
it out of instinct.  Some dogs choose their alert by engaging in some  
very inappropriate behaviors for public access such as barking or  
jumping up on the person.  The alert itself needs to be accompanied by  
a *trained* task.

Here is my question.  If I had an alert dog who's default alert was  
barking, and if I retrained this alert so that the dog nudges my arm  
when I'm about to experience a medical event, would that then be a  
train task?  I would say yes.  However if I did not retrain that alert  
and just let my dog bark, it wouldn't be doing a trained task.

Rox and the Kitchen Bitches
Bristol (retired), Mill'E SD. and Laveau Guide Dog, CGC.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you  
earn it and win it in every generation."
-- Coretta Scott King
pawpower4me at gmail.com

Windows Live Only: Brisomania at hotmail.com
AIM: Brissysgirl Yahoo: lillebriss

More information about the NAGDU mailing list