Diabetic Alert Dog Training
Submit Your Application. You have three options:
Complete the application online. E-mail to
Print a copy and mail it back to us.
Complete the application over the phone by calling (530) 742-3647.
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2. Phone Consultation
We will schedule a phone consultation with you after we receive and review your application. This discussion can take about an hour. During the phone consultation, we'll discuss:
Your lifestyle, frequent activities, and your travel practices.
Your motivation and support for getting a Hightest Diabetic Alert Dog.
Your current health status.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about Hightest's Diabetic Alert Dog Training Program. By the end of the conversation you will have an idea of what funding and supplies are required if you are accepted and ideas on how to go about raising the funds and gathering the supplies necessary for Hightest to begin training a pup for you.
3. Approval Notification
After your phone consultation has been completed and any supplemental information has been received, we'll notify you when your application has been approved.
Along with a copy of your approval notification, we 'll send you a detailed contract. Once your contract has been agreed upon and a $5,000 deposit has been received, we'll determine the pup that is right for your individual needs and begin that pups training.
Started Dog - 6 to 8 Months Old
Our started Diabetic Alert Dog Training is typically completed in six to eight months and costs $15,000 for training and the cost of the diabetic alert dog puppy (average $2,000 plus CA tax). A Hightest Started Dog will have a solid foundation in socialization to the environments in which they are required to work, initial scent discrimination, and a conditioned response to scent before going home with their handlers. New handlers will be required to continue their started dog's responses and education as the dog matures.
Finished Dog - 12 to 14 Months Old
Our finished Diabetic Alert Dog Training can be completed in approximately twelve to fourteen months. Puppies are selected for our program based upon their response to scent imprinting and natural drive. From eight to sixteen weeks of age, puppies learn about the world in which they will be be required to work. Socialization, scent discrimination, and a conditioned response are all part of the pups learning. Advanced training typically begins at six months of age and continues until the dog is ready for their scent and alert certification testing. As of 2019, the cost of a finished Hightest Diabetic Alert Dog is $30,000 for training and the cost of the diabetic alert dog puppy (average $2,000 plus CA tax).