Hi this is Simply Superb Dog What started me training is bitter sweet. I have two boys who have T1 diabetes ages 5 and 18. I heard dogs could sense high and low blood sugars and alert you. This was very hopeful to me as my teenage son had some really bad low episodes in the middle of the night where he would not wake up and we had to call ambulance. My biggest need was to be alerted in the middle of the night before blood glucose became dangerously low. Anyway found and organization...long story short raised money but not all money, got a Diabetic Alert Dog (puppy in training much I had to do myself) about 6months later they took him back took him from my baby boy We really miss her!!! There are people working to shut them down now because others are not happy. Anyway so I learned that I could do it myself. Went to a local animal shelter and have been working on his alerts and obedience. My shelter dog is doing just as well with alerts as the one from that organization.Totally into the positive reinforcement training that this academy teaches!! Thank you Jean Cote as you are going to be very helpful to us!!