With the help of Medical Mutts, a service dog organization specialized in the training of seizure alert dogs
, Olivia taught her dog all the behaviors that he would need to become her seizure alert dog
A MAN who suffers from epilepsy said he felt "robbed" after he was charged almost [euro]7,000 for a seizure alert dog
with no training.
Specht remains optimistic about Hunter's future and is certain that the seizure alert dog
will help him immensely.
The seven-year-old border collie acts as a seizure alert dog
for his epileptic owner Tony Brown-Griffin - and alerts her to an oncoming fit up to 50 MINUTES before it takes place.
The warning provided by a seizure alert dog
means that people can remove themselves from any danger and have a seizure in a safe environment.
Team Bangor was formed, and Bev along with Russell Kotkowicz, Keith Evans, Mark Jones, Tom Williams, Duncan Edwards, David Williams and Gwely Roberts, are taking on this cycling challenge to raise money to train a seizure alert dog
. Bev recently visited Angie and her dog Venus, in St Asaph, to see what a difference these dogs make to their owners lives.
* Seizure Alert Dogs
assist people who suffer from seizures.
She was given her first lifesaving companion, Juno, in 1999 after her social worker introduced her to the charity Support Dogs - the only organisation in the UK to provide and train seizure alert dogs
Louise Cousins, of Epilepsy Action Cymru, said: 'Lacey is fortunate, in general, seizure alert dogs
are properly trained to do so.
The best-known example is guide dogs for the blind but there are also hearing dogs for the deaf and even seizure alert dogs
, capable of alerting people with epilepsy about an impending fit.
You could work with the following types of assistance dog: guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired; hearing dogs - which alert deaf people to sounds such as smoke alarms, crying babies, telephones ansd alarm clocks; disability assistance dogs - which carry out tasks such as pressing emergency buttons on phones and opening and closing doors; or seizure alert dogs
- which recognise signs that their owner is about to have a seizure.
Disability assistance dogs carry out tasks such as pressing emergency buttons on phones and opening and closing doors and seizure alert dogs
recognise signs that their owner is about to have a seizure.