Diabetic Alert Dog training
So on one of my Facebook groups for DIY diabetic alert dog training, I was told the other day that my red nose pup, Broly won't make a good diabetic alert dog. They said that pitties don't have as good of sense of smell as other breeds with longer snouts. They said his about was too "short". They also claimed he wouldn't be able to fly with me, service dog or not. Problem is, I don't really believe them. I have heard of pitbulls that do search and rescue and pitties that are police dogs. I even talked to a couple of people on one of my diabetic groups that had trained their pitties to be diabetic alert dogs. My Broly seems to be doing fine with his training. Pitties are so eager to please and so smart, yes a breeze to train. But that has me wondering, do pitties really have a diminished sense of smell as compared to say a lab? I know English Bulldogs and boxers don't have as good of a sense of smell, but a pitbull does not have a flat about. Do you think this is just people trying to mask their true intentions, which is discriminating against the potty breed? Wondering what other people think about this.
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