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Incredibly cool. I am a diabetic and wouldn't it be wonderful to have my boys be able to detect my low sugars.....is that some thing they learn or is it an innate sense?
 

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Originally Posted By: cobismomIncredibly cool. I am a diabetic and wouldn't it be wonderful to have my boys be able to detect my low sugars.....is that some thing they learn or is it an innate sense?
I would think it would be a learned behavior. Maybe like dogs that sniff out contraband?
 

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Thats a great story!

I'm amazed at what Murphy can smell.

I was on the trail a couple weeks ago and we stopped by a bridge to rest for a bit. I watched him tracking and, after a minute realized that he was tracking an ant. Following the same path with his nose that the ant had just made.

On occasion I have a little knee pain in my left knee. Nothing major, just an ache slightly right of the knee cap. When it acts up I notice Murphy, when he is in my lap, will sniff exactly on the sore area.

Their noses are amazing. I often wonder what the world must smell like when we're walking.
 

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Originally Posted By: cobismomIncredibly cool. I am a diabetic and wouldn't it be wonderful to have my boys be able to detect my low sugars.....is that some thing they learn or is it an innate sense?
This is a learned behavior and there are assistance dogs trained to do this very thing. I have read articles about it and it seems to me that I read something recently -- maybe in the AKC Family Magazine. You should definitely do some research into it and see if your pups would be good candidates.
 

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NIIIIIIIIce story. That will put a big grin on your face.
 
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