Watch how Colt is trained to block his owner’s head during a seizure – it’s incredible to see! According to his owner, because she has a TBI, it’s incredibly dangerous for her to hit her head. In this case though, it is only a reenactment and NOT a real (she’s not actually hitting her head on the floor).
He is trained to do this in a certain way that keeps both him and his owner safe and he is not in danger when assisting. With that in mind, it’s always important to keep up with training (as you see in this video).
Frequently Asked Questions (via Colt’s owner)
Q: What breed is Colt?
A: Weimaraner/English Labrador
Q: Where did I get Colt?
A: Colt was hand picked from a litter by a behaviorist and myself.
Q: Who trained Colt?
A: Colt was owner trained by myself.
Q: How did I train Colt?
A: I have many years of experience training military K9’s.
Q: How long did it take to train him?
A: Training never really stops, but he was considered a fully trained service dog after a little over a year and a half.
Q: How does Colt alert to seizures?
A: Seizure alert cannot be trained, it’s a natural instinct. The dog can either do it or it can’t.
Q: How long do I have before a seizure or pass out spell when Colt alerts?
A: For seizures I have anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours – although on most occasions it’s enough time to take medication to prevent the seizure. For pass out spells, I have about 15 min.