Bigbluefrog3 Posted June 2, 2012 Report Share Posted June 2, 2012 Hi, We have a 6 month old BC mixed with 1/4 retriever. Currently scent training to be a DAD diabetic alert dog. We like to hike and thought a backpack for the dog would be hand to carry my daughters supplies. Any luck having your BC wear a backpack? I thought a water bottle and collapsable drinking dish would be handy for those long day hikes too. more info- Currently we all carry hip packs with two water bottles per person and we share with the dog. My dd also carries an addition small backpack with Emergency supplies. If your unfamiliar with type 1 diabetes - exercise and fresh air can make their blood sugar drop quickly. We need to bring sugary foods and protein along to keep her safe. Diabetics are 3 times more likely to get dehydrated - so she also carries extra water. Its NOT that she can't do it, she just has to be prepared..she can do anything she puts her mind too. btw Molly again alerted successfully at home. During our hike she did not alert- need to work on generalization- alerting in high distraction of scents and activity. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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