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seizure response dogs

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Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2014

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Seizure Response Dogs for 3 year olds

Started by Mallory Bradley. Last reply by Alica Johnson Dec 9, 2014. 2 Replies

I am very interested in getting a seizure response dog for my son, but I honestly have no idea where to begin looking or what I should be doing. He was just recently diagnosed with epilepsy and his…Continue

Service dogs are also very good therapy

Started by Tammi Zavardino. Last reply by Michelle Vargas Jan 23, 2014. 5 Replies

I Have always wondered about the service dogs and mentioned it to my doctor after being around a girl who had one and it warned me I was going to have a seizure. I don't have any indication of when I…Continue

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Comment by Tammi Zavardino on March 8, 2014 at 11:22pm

Michelle from what you told me you should talk to your doctor about getting a service dog and see what he or she has to say. You sound like you would have a good chance of getting one. I never get auras either but don't have seizures very often so I don't qualify for one but you first have to talk to your doctor about it and they can get the ball rolling for you. 

Comment by Allison Stanley on August 9, 2013 at 7:03pm
Yeah I have grand mals and absence pretty often I tend to have them every two months like clockwork and a lot in the second month.
Comment by Tammi Zavardino on August 8, 2013 at 9:08am

Its not easy to get a seizure response dog but my doctor would like to get me one but they are expensive. Talk to your doctor about it and see what they say because only those who have the bad seizures can get them.

Comment by Allison Stanley on August 5, 2013 at 9:53pm
Hi Victoria I am pondering on a seizure dog as well I have done some homework on training them and although I have four dogs we have never taken them to training so I did all of the little bit of training they have I am about to enter college in a few more years. Anyway I can't find a trainer that will just train the dog how to do the seizure reonse stuff in my area. Because I am thinking the layout is pretty simple basic training on and off leash but slightly different on some aspects and then the seizure response part such as pushing a button when I have a seizure.
Comment by victoria keck on August 3, 2013 at 10:04pm

hi guy im sorry ive been gone i just had a grand mal three days ago my dog was in her create and not with me when i hit i hurt myself pretty bad  i have read a story about a lady with a vns  and a dog to help trigger it i move for me to try this

Comment by Julie Rampoldt on March 11, 2013 at 1:24pm

Hello, I am Julie, I have a daughter who is 12 with seizures we are looking into a dog for her and was just wondering how the Hutchinson foundation works.  More info would be very helpful thank you

Comment by steven shafran on November 10, 2012 at 12:13pm


I organized a fundraising cruise to benefit Chelsea Hutchison Foundation.  The Foundation provides grants to families for service dogs.  I would like to discuss our event and request your assistance in marketing it to as many families as possible.  Thanks Steve

Comment by Sumer R Rusk on October 22, 2012 at 3:32pm

http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/membersstatecountry.php#US   This site lists all of the alert dog groups in the US that are certified by this group.  Find one with seizure alert dogs, and contact them.  They are dedicated to getting alert dogs to the disabled for reasonable or no costs.

Comment by Chip Jennings on September 18, 2012 at 5:03pm

Hi everyone, I have had epilepsy for 11 years. I have a Seisure Alert Dog and she is my HERO, she has saved my life. She is 1/2 Black Lab and 1/2 Border Collie, and is extremly intelligent. She cant predict a seizure about 15 minutes before I have one so that I can get to a safe place. I know this sounds crazy but it is very true, she also runs and gets family members when I am going into a siezure, she is very persistant until they get out of bed to see what is going on. She also got the entire family out of bed at the start of a house fire where we would have died

Comment by Richard A. Smith on February 27, 2012 at 5:25pm

Hi all I have had epilepsy for a bit now and have a few dogs one has epilepsy and she is a trooper I really want to be able to teach her

<Shelly or PJ> to go to hospitals to be as comforting to others as they are to myself and if you could give me a start as to where to start I would appreciate the hint.

God Bless


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