Seizure-Alert Dogs

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Overview

Jewl Wall and her husband, Michael, were looking for a shady place to rest. Tagert, Jewl's Labrador retriever, walked alongside them. Suddenly, a crowd swarmed from behind, separating Jewl and Tagert from Michael. As Jewl looked around for her husband, Tagert nipped her hand. Jewl knew what that meant. A seizure was coming! Shortly, she would lose consciousness. Would Tagert be able to help her stay safe?

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Overview

Jewl Wall and her husband, Michael, were looking for a shady place to rest. Tagert, Jewl's Labrador retriever, walked alongside them. Suddenly, a crowd swarmed from behind, separating Jewl and Tagert from Michael. As Jewl looked around for her husband, Tagert nipped her hand. Jewl knew what that meant. A seizure was coming! Shortly, she would lose consciousness. Would Tagert be able to help her stay safe?

Tagert is just one of many special dogs that help people like Jewl every day. Look inside to learn more about Tagert and many other amazing seizure-alert dogs.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cherie Ilg Haas
It is hard to imagine a child who does not absolutely love dogs, but after reading this book, children are sure to have a renewed sense of wonder and respect for this amazing animal. This book discusses the many ways that dogs are able to assist, warn, and even save people with epilepsy by communicating to their handler when a seizure is coming. The first chapter grabs the readers' attention by going straight into an amazing story of a specific dog that saved its owner when she began having a seizure at a public park, separated from her husband. The entire book is captivating, with fascinating facts in every chapter about the different ways in which service dogs work. While written in an objective way about the dogs themselves, it inadvertently teaches compassion for those with disabilities. Broken up into short chapters and full of relevant photos of working dogs, this book is highly recommended. This title is part of the "Dog Heroes" series. It includes a table of contents, glossary, bibliography, additional reading suggestions, and an index. Reviewer: Cherie Ilg Haas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597168656
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Dog Heroes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,040,802
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Warning in the Park 4

Brain Signals 6

A Helping Paw 8

Knowing to Alert 10

Paws with Personality 12

A Good Beginning 14

Seizure Training 16

A Perfect Match 18

Team Training 20

Team Alex and Lady 22

A Small Wonder 24

Canine Heroes 26

Just the Facts 28

Common Breeds 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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  • Posted October 2, 2009

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    A story that needed to be told

    This is one story/book that needed to be told. Jewl is my wife and I was so excited and proud when she was asked to be in the book.

    Seizure alert dogs are under appreciated and I can see that Margaret wrote this book with that in mind. This book is not only for children but a great book for adults who are thinking of getting a dog for themselves or a loved one. She takes you from start to finish, who traines these dogs, what si the training, how they can help us, what they do and how they save their owners in real life.

    Thank you so much,

    Michael Wall

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2009

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    Fantastic Story

    Hi, This is a wonderful book, my kids just loved it. I always knew there were other dogs out there that help those with special needs but when we saw this book it really opened up a new world for my kids to read about.
    My oldest wants to grow up to be a vet and now she is trying to find more books like this one. She wants to know all the ways dogs help.

    Thank you for putting a great easy to read book out for kids not to mention adults too.

    Robert and the Gang

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  • Posted August 25, 2009

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    Seizure alert dogs and important subject

    This book is wonderfully writing and a most important subject for the world of epilepsy and service dogs.

    This book covers the organization, 4 paws for ability. Brain singles, different task the dogs do for us, Knowing the alert, dogs have to have a good personality, Puppy raisers, Seizure training and Prisoners helping to train the dogs. Making a good match with owners lifestyles. They go over class with the owner and dog, Little story of a boy named Alex and how he and his parents went to congress to get more funding for epilepsy. Talk about the book Alex by my side.

    I was proud and honored to be one of the many people asked to help in making this book possible.

    Jewl

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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