German Shepherd Dog > Interesting afternoon i would say:) (9 replies)
Interesting afternoon i would say:)
by gsdlvr4life on 17 December 2011 - 06:18
|So i take Tess for a walk today and as we are walking a lady and her 7-8yr old boy stop to pet her and chat.So we chatted with her for 10mins or so and we start to walk away and suddenly Tess grinds all four paws into the ground and is trying to go back to this boy and starts barking non stop. We'll this is odd i think as this dog never barks. So the lady turns around and the boy gets all excited thinking she wanted to kiss him some more and the next thing you know this little boy falls to the ground haveing a seizure. Tess stops barking...|
Okay so i am standing there some what dumbfounded as this lady tends to her little boy and she looks up at me and says..Your dog knew it was gonna happen. Thats why she was barking?
So i guess in my still dazed state. Is that really what happened? She knew?
She never barks let alone like that. It was just like her sisters alert barking for a find.
Wow is all i can say..:)
by VitoManiac on 17 December 2011 - 07:14
That was my first thought too even before I read the end of your post.
by hexe on 17 December 2011 - 08:04
|Sounds like you've got a dog with an innate ability to detect seizures prior the actual episode--some dogs are born with this ability, but there's no way to predict which dogs will have it and which ones won't. Nor does there seem to be any way to reliably train a dog to do this if they do not already show some indication of awareness to begin with--no one is really even sure what is triggering the dog's awareness of an impending seizure: is it a change in the person's scent? Some subtle change in fine motor skills that isn't obvious to the human eye, or a change in the sound of the person's voice that is only audible to the dog's ear? Whatever it is, it's never known until the dog is in a situation such as this, and you see the response before the episode unfolds.|
by windwalker18 on 17 December 2011 - 08:50
|More dogs can do this than we realize I believe. My guy always knows when there's a migraine on the way... and Klytie who is a therapy dog at a Senior Psych Center has alerted when a gentleman there had his pulseox (oxygen saturation in his system) drop badly. Fortunately the staff checked his vitals and found the problem. Congrats on your medical detector dog. They never cease to amaze us!!|
by gsdlvr4life on 17 December 2011 - 18:49
|Yes i did some reading last night, very intersting indeed. Very cool to see that dogs are really that intune with people. I am intersted to see if she does it again.|
The lady that was with her son has my phone number as she was so intrigued with her as she is only 11 months old.
Very proud of my girl i must say:)
by KellyJ on 17 December 2011 - 18:58
|Thats amazing! What a gifted girl you have...|
by Red Sable on 17 December 2011 - 18:59
|You should be proud! Wow.|
by Freddy on 19 December 2011 - 16:02
|My male can detect my son's seizures. He's wheelchair bound and Tango gets very whiny and agitated, usually licking his face and being very vocal. Nothing we trained for obviously, just another way my dog amazes me.|
by Gigante on 20 December 2011 - 22:50
|How far away was Tess when the brakes went on and was she looking back at the boy or ahead at the walk when she hit the brakes. Always wicked cool when a talent like this materializes.|
by ggturner on 20 December 2011 - 23:17
|Neat story! Dogs never cease to amaze me.|