Diabetic alert dog sensed little girl was in trouble miles apart!
Dog sensed little girl was in trouble
Hero is a trained diabetic alert dog. He has kept four-year-old Sadie safe ever since he joined her and her family as a puppy…When Sadie’s blood sugar levels are too low, the dog whines and will offer her parents his left paw. If they’re too high, he gives them his right paw.
The ability to detect those changes is incredible on its own, but a few months ago, Hero did something that was even more mind-boggling, proving just how important he is in Sadie’s life. The little girl was at school, which is more than five miles away from her home, when Hero began to act up, whining relentlessly as if something was very wrong. He’s normally a very quiet dog. Whining is not in his protocol. But he just started whining and he would not stop. Finally, Sadie’s mom decided to call the school, just in case, to make sure her daughter was okay.
She was told that Sadie was fine after her teacher checked her blood sugar numbers, but what happened next is likely to blow your mind! “Sadie’s mom called me and asked if I could check her numbers and they were fine,” teacher Ms.Stoneman explained. “I tested her and it was fine. Then within half an hour she went down.” Sadie’s headteacher Caroline Knadler, who also has Type 1 diabetes, couldn’t believe the dog had sensed a problem, despite the two being miles apart.
Hero’s trainer KC Owens agreed it was pretty unbelievable. “I can’t explain it,” she said. “I think it’s like mother’s intuition. These dogs have abilities and senses beyond our understanding.”