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Diabetic Alert Dogs: The Borderland Way begins with a six-week introductory course. The effectiveness of DAD training depends on the both the personality and temperament of the dog, as well as the commitment and dedication of the handler.

About 65% of all untrained dogs can be taught to alert to a change in blood glucose levels. Some dogs do better than others,. The more you practice with your dog, the greater chance your dog will be successful.