Honey is the motivation for our Garden. It was her family who attempted to get a Medical Alert Dog for their son Duncan from overseas and came to the realisation that it would cost in excess of R100,000.
This is due to the fact that children and parents would have to leave work and school to move to USA or Europe for 3-4 months for training. So Duncan’s family said, “why not find a trainer here in SA?” That’s where we came in. Duncan and I (Lucy) work very closely together and the family train Honey in scent work at least 4 times per day. Duncan does a lot of the practice work himself and does a fantastic job too! I work with them to monitor progress and help them with any problems they may have.
Duncan LOVES training Honey and wishes she could go everywhere with him – She is the first Medical Alert Dog to be trained within South Africa, and makes us very proud.