This is a common hot topic on this board.. Every few months this subject comes up.. search alert dog, and you'll see.. My point in posting is that Alert dogs sound wonderful.. they truely do.. but they aren't all butterflies and rainbows.. it takes a lot of work and a lot of money.. not only training the dog, but then feeding and generally taking care of the dog. The flip side needs to be looked at as well.. the general care and needs of a dog, grooming and vet bills.. and then add in the extras of an alert dog. The training, on going training of the dog.. It most definitely comes down to personal choice.. I'd love a dog that would alert to lows and highs at home.. but I'm not interested in having a dog under my feet 24/7, going everywhere with us.. I'm quite sure it would irritate Kaylee.. an alert dog will attract attention as well. sure the plastic piece of a cgms will cause stares, but you can, for the most part, hide that so no one sees it, an alert dog you can't - unless, of course, you have a pocket puppy - Its obviously a very personal and extremely important decision, like I said before, you get an alert dog and it doesn't work out (for whatever reason) you are out a LOT of money and you can't just put the dog in a drawer. So, while there are some here who have fantasticly amazing alert dogs, its not always the case and those asking about alert dogs should also know about the down side and what could go wrong.. all the 'what ifs' need to be thought of and they should understand its not all rainbows and butterfies when you get an alert dog.