Sense of smell of diabetes detection dogs

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How dogs can sniff out diabetes

In contrary to what the lady says the dog does NOT "do it for a bicuit". He does it because this behaviour (detect certain scent -> give certain behaviour) has been conditioned during his training (of course using biscuits or other treats in the process). Once the behaviour is conditioned the reward is not required any longer, although it does not hurt to give the dog a biscuit for saving your life.....



Here is another example of a service dog in training:



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