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peekyboo mentioned seizure dogs in another thread, and I'm wondering what you all know. 'Cause you know everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
I've read that dogs can be sensitized to seizures, but that there's no guarantee. I'd really like to get one for D, in the near future, so I'm starting now!
 

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I don't know much about them, just from what I read.<br><br>
From what I read, you can't train a dog to detect seizures, but some dogs can sense them. They train dogs to lay with the person, give them comfort during a seizure, and call an alert out to let people know something is happening. Some of these dogs get to know their owner long enough that they can predict when their person is going to have a seizure.<br><br>
When I looked them up, many places won't give seizure dogs to children, or children below a certain age. The wait lists are like a year or two. However, <a href="http://4pawsforability.org/" target="_blank">the place I'm now looking into</a> accepts children of any age, and I guess were the first place to train service dogs for children with autism. They will also consider your child's specific needs and try to train a dog to meet all of them. Which really interests me, to have a dog that can help keep an eye on Maura, which would in a way give her more freedom.
 
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