Breed: Groodle (Golden Retriever X Poodle)
Owner: Sue Clarke
Assistance Dog In Training
I work as a commercial cleaner and Banjo helps me every day with letting me know when my blood sugars drop by biting and jumping on me. He doesn't hurt when he bites me it is more like he is just mouthing my hand. Because Banjo has a blonde coat he is quite funny and has many blonde moments and has all of our family in fits of laughter.
All I can say is if you are looking to get one of these alert dogs there is a lot of work training them but it is so worth it. You have a friend for life and they will always be there for you. I can’t imagine not having Banjo, my life would not be the same without him. He has given me so much more than I could ever give him. Everyone that knows Banjo just loves him and he gets the royal treatment everywhere he goes. People just love to see him down the street and we get stopped often to say hello. All my friends just love to have him visit. He does get rather spoiled.
Hi my name is Sue and I have a hypo alert dog called Banjo. Banjo came to me 4th October 2012 and we have been best friends ever since. Banjo started to alert on the very day he came to me. He was so cute and fluffy I just held on to him and didn't want to let him go.
Banjo is a Groodle and is the second Groodle to be used in this kind of work. He is also the second Paws for Diabetic Inc. dog in South Australia. Hope is the other hypo alert dog and is Banjo's sister.
Banjo loves to play with my 2 cats and they play together very well. He also loves to play ball and we take him to the park often and play.
Banjo has his own ball pit and loves to play in that and we then have to pick up all the balls that he throws all over the house.
Banjo loves to go everywhere I go and gets very excited when I put his coat on and start to go outside. Banjo is a social butterfly and would make friends with everyone if he was allowed too. He gets upset and sulks if he can’t do what he wants to do. Just like a 3 year old child.
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