I just developed epilepsy, and I have two dogs. They both freak out barking when I convulse. I want to train the smaller one; he's young but social. Do you think my social and outgoing dog is a good candidate?


It is difficult to say whether any dog will be a good candidate, but since he is social that is a good sign. Since your dogs are already alert when you have a seizure, it is just a matter of getting them to alert when you have an aura. If you feel it coming on, be sure to encourage him at that time. The most important thing is to pay attention and to reward him if he does any signalling to warn you.

Updated on March 23, 2018

Original Article:

How an Epileptic Can Train a Seizure Alert Dog
By Dr Mark