I know this has been brought up before, but a quick search of threads didn't really find me what I was looking for. We're getting a puppy for Christmas (shhh! ). It's just a mutt, and just intended as a family pet, not as a "service dog", show dog, therapy dog, etc. But of course, as a mother of a type 1 diabetic, my mind keeps going to the "what if" scenarios. Does anyone out there have a service dog or a family pet that senses the hypos? If so, how do they alert you? How do you reinforce the behavior? Any training tips or suggestions? Since we will be getting the dog as a young pup, I'm pretty willing to try anything reasonable since we'll be doing the basic training anyways. It would just be a nice added bonus if it could work, but again that is not the purpose of getting the dog by any means!