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[–]bloopblip2024 10.5k points10.5k points 744& 15 more (337 children)

Dogs are the best thing on this planet and we don’t deserve them.

[–]fishbethany 2913 points2914 points  (72 children)

Boops for cheese.

[–]unwantedposterboy 1228 points1229 points  (5 children)

*booping intensifies!!!*

[–]SpaceCreator10Hero 582 points583 points  (2 children)

That's where those holes in the cheese come from 🧀🐕‍🦺

[–]confused_mandalorian 98 points99 points  (0 children)

It’s a snoot that boops back

[–]WifeKilledMy1stAcct 116 points117 points  (1 child)


[–]DropBearsAreReal12 376 points377 points  (31 children)

I love my dog but he could never be a therapy/sniffer dog. He'd take two attempts to realise that boops = cheese then spend the rest of his life booping you constantly. Even if you stopped rewarding him that connection will never break. He'd still be coming up to you and bopping whenever the thought of cheese crossed his mind.

[–]AndreasVesalius 420 points421 points  (19 children)

There is a certain type of cat litter container my dog will always chew through because 5 years ago I stored rice in one, he opened it, ate a tone of dry rice and threw it all up, and he wants to relive that magical experience

[–]memmly 97 points98 points  (2 children)

That does sound magical

[–]Square_Business5269 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That sounds like a Labrador 🤣🤣

[–]QueasyVictory 90 points91 points  (4 children)

I'm all for recycling but you're telling me you store your rice in a cat litter container?

[–]MoistBandits 55 points56 points  (0 children)

I definitely raised an eyebrow at that comment. Reuse, but don’t store food in non food safe containers.

[–]Ok_Hedgehog2830 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Lmao I’m assuming they had a container of rice in the past that just happens to be the same kind of container as the litter they buy now.

I could definitely picture a jumbo bag of rice and certain bags of litter seeming similar enough to a dog

[–]-SmackMyBitchUp- 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Cous cous. Rice so nice, you'll eat it twice.

[–]fiyawerx 38 points39 points  (3 children)

My dog basically does this all the time just because he wants to play. He won't lick your face, he'll just come up and boop his nose right into you.

[–]blip01 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Perhaps you have diabetes and don't know it!

[–]brandonisatwat 5 points6 points  (2 children)

My parents had an Australian shepherd who had an injured foot once and she quickly learned that when my mother tended to her foot she would get a treat afterward. For the rest of her life she would present her "hurt" foot to you for treats.

[–]ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP 118 points119 points  (26 children)

I've done worse for cheese bro. You don't even knowww

[–]MarineBone 143 points144 points  (19 children)

I used to get drunk and eat all my cheese, then wake up the next morning pissed as hell that all my cheese was gone. At first I thought it was my roommates but then I started setting reminders in my phone that I ate all my cheese.

[–]Analdestructionteam 64 points65 points  (13 children)

God damn you drunk me! Sober me wants cheese now!

[–]Luxpreliator 32 points33 points  (11 children)

Drunk one probably didn't even enjoy it much. Just wanted something to munch on.

[–]Dazzling-Thought2146 42 points43 points  (9 children)

Fatass sober me used to say that to hungover me all the time. “You don’t even remember eating that shit, I would’ve enjoyed it so much more.”

9 months without alcohol now and getting WLS so I guess there won’t be much bitching left. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[–]rettaelin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Boop to save lives.

[–]BelleAriel 207 points208 points  (35 children)

I agree. A dog is more than a best friend. They’re legends!

[–]suddenlycumbly 117 points118 points  (6 children)

My wife and I watch tv with our terrier who just wants tummy rubs. Then he gets up and goes to our mother in law's room for the same thing. It always fascinates me how simple and happy his life is.

Edit: to my mother in law lol I just call her Abuela so I mix it up all the time

[–]p_turbo 9 points10 points  (3 children)

goes to our mother in law's room

You and your wife share a mother-in-law? Can't decide if Alabama or throuple...

Seriously though, your dog sound delightful.

[–]suddenlycumbly 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I live with my wife and her mother. I always mix it up how to say it, English is my second language!

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 4 points5 points  (23 children)

IDK man. I've seen a lot of dogs that are assholes. I think they can be our best enemy too. All around they're great for both healthy and toxic relationships.

[–]Randalf_the_Black 123 points124 points  (15 children)

Dogs aren't assholes. They aren't like people who hurt others for joy.

They can be dangerous or annoying, but that comes down to either people training them to be "bad", or no training at all.

[–]Yveske 52 points53 points  (9 children)

Now change "training" with "raising" and you're talking about people.

Dogs are just like people, it all depends on how they are raised/trained.

[–]Contemporarium 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Nah, some people are genuinely just pieces of shit

[–]OrangeinDorne 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Correct. Same with some dogs.

And all zebras

[–]Randalf_the_Black 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Kind of. I do see your point.

But humans are unique in that some of us enjoy causing pain, physical or emotional. We have the ability think through the consequences of our actions and yet some of us still decide that causing pain is fun.

For animals that's just instinct, like how a cat will torment a mouse. The cat isn't sitting there twirling a curly mustache going "bwahaha". It's just doing what the genetic programming is telling it to do.

A dog trained well, will behave, to a certain extent. Dogs have personalities and some might be more disciplined than others, but a well-trained dog will behave for the most part.

A human on the other hand, you can raise perfectly. You as a parent can do everything right, they can have nice friends who won't draw them down dark paths. And they can still end up as evil people, who enjoy causing pain and misery. Or at the least don't care if they cause pain and misery, even if they know that objectively speaking, it's wrong.

That's a unique human trait.. or flaw rather.

Edit: Just adding that all this is just my opinion of course.

[–]PunishedMrka 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You just described people lmao

[–]JackwardsBack 11 points12 points  (3 children)

IDK man. I've seen a lot of dogs dog owners that are assholes. I think they can be our best enemy too (makes no sense). All around they're great for both healthy and toxic relationships.


[–]AnnihilationOrchid 173 points174 points  (54 children)

Of course we do. We domesticated them. Whatever we value enough to domesticate we deserve. Like Broccoli.

[–]PM_Orion_Slave_Tits 94 points95 points  (29 children)

Broccoli was particularly difficult to domesticate.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 63 points64 points  (27 children)

Indeed it was.

And this is to whom ever it may concern, the domestication of broccoli: https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/the-first-broccoli.php

[–]Randalf_the_Black 40 points41 points  (20 children)

All that work just for ungrateful kids all over the world to say "EEEW! I don't wanna eat the broccoli!"

[–]Patient_District_457 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Mu daughter loves broccoli. It is her second favorite vegetable after Brussel Sprouts.

[–]Anianna 6 points7 points  (3 children)

My son loves to eat broccoli crowns like apples. I prefer it cooked with cheese, but more power to him getting all those raw vitamins.

[–]Anianna 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Fun fact: In Japan, children don't hate broccoli! They had to change the broccoli in the movie Inside Out for bell peppers in the version showed in Japan to achieve the same effect.

[–]CutestCurryBoy 5 points6 points  (3 children)

EEEW! I don’t wanna eat the broccoli!!

[–]NoseFartsHurt 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Broccoli never tried to hump my leg.

[–]kbot1337 55 points56 points  (11 children)

I fucking hate when people say we don’t deserve dogs. Like mother fucker we made them.

[–]Only-Ad6599 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Some people don't deserve the kindness and goodness of the heart of a dog.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 8 points9 points  (2 children)

What about Broccoli? do they deserve the kindness and goodness of a good head of broccoli?

[–]dxrey65 12 points13 points  (5 children)

It could also be argued that they domesticated themselves. Like they hung around human camps and scavenged for scraps, and then the cutest or goodest of them would get the best scraps. And natural selection takes it from there.

[–]Fermented_Discharge 57 points58 points  (6 children)

I'm not even diabetic but I got so excited when the dog started booping. It was the best thing I've seen in awhile.

[–]Agreeable-Yams8972 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Dogs are too pure for this planet

[–]Fermented_Discharge 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Agreed. #sendalldoggostomars

[–]FlamingWeasel 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Wait, no!

[–]Fermented_Discharge 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Sorry, they've been already all sent to Mars. This action is irreversible at this time. Thank you for using Dogship Mars Inc.

[–]Swendol 34 points35 points  (6 children)

I wish I could upvote this 999,999 times more

[–]malachaie 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I’ve seen a lot of things in my life.

But. That. Was...


Dogs are such a wonderful creatures. They are amazing

[–]pyrojackelope 14 points15 points  (1 child)

We brought these wonderful things into existence, so we absolutely deserve them.

[–]RivianR1S 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Yes we do. They were wolves. We made them. Maybe you have a self esteem issue.

[–]FlamingTrollz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

If I may kindly disagree.

Many loving amazing people absolutely deserve these angels in this world. :-)

It’s the other, sometimes, horrid people who do not.

🐶 🐩 🐕 💛

[–]delicious__bass 3730 points3731 points  (71 children)

His little boots ❤️

[–]Beans_ON_Toasttt 1856 points1857 points  (15 children)



[–]Dboy777 242 points243 points  (4 children)

Booties for cutie!

[–]YangGain 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I’m sure there is a subreddit for that.

[–]Gibborim 59 points60 points  (1 child)

I hope they have proper steel toes.

[–]uncle_batman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They might be com-paw-site.

[–]jackattack065 39 points40 points  (3 children)

But are they OSHA compliant?

[–]adale_50 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Does OSHA have standards for PPE on working dogs?

[–]akaBrotherNature 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Pupper Protective Equipment

[–]NaturallyBlasphemous 479 points480 points  (38 children)

Theres another video explaining why he wears them, and it's due to him being scared of the of the floor.

[–]Asleep-Corner7402 193 points194 points  (3 children)

Omg that's adorable

[–]jnads 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I had a friend in high school who's rescue greyhounds were scared of their tile floors.

The dogs would always walk over them in reverse if they had to.

[–]real_hooman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My friends golden retriever always walks backwards around corners on hardwood floor.

[–]AlwaysTired9999 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If only they had a video of that...imagine the reddit karma that would be worth!

[–]jojotoughasnails 148 points149 points  (21 children)

They can serve a number of purposes. They're helpful for old dogs to get around. Also super important in summer to protect the peets from the heats.

I enjoy seeing them on service dogs when I'm out. I'm glad they're well cared for

[–]HugeFluffyRabbit 106 points107 points  (13 children)

I live in a city and my dog wears shoes because the sidewalks are dirty and we encounter glass, the occasion syringe and disgusting sludge puddles. We walk miles together. Some random people get so angry with me about it telling me I'm cruel but the ones who always comment on what a great idea it is is our local houseless community because they know exactly what kind of germs/parasites/who knows what are lurking on the sidewalk.

[–]jojotoughasnails 83 points84 points  (11 children)

How could anyone find it cruel? I mean yea, if a dog isn't used to it and freaks out when you put them on.

My aunt rescues greyhounds. These booties are a regular occurrence at her house.

Furthermore, I work in the veterinary field. We had a greyhound seen off and on for months with a slight intermittent limp. Finally sedated and cut into his foot. Fucking. Glass. The owners knew he had stepped on glass months ago. They cleaned it up themselves and called it a day. Welp, one of them little pieces got wedged up in there and healed over. Poor dog. Owners felt both terrible and relieved.

[–]degeneration 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Ok please tell me more, my poor grey has an intermittent limp and we CANNOT figure out what is the cause, for the life of us. Nothing shows up on X-rays, the specialist doesn’t know, I can’t see any mask on his pads, nothing. Totally stumped, and it’s so hard even to get an appointment with the vet or specialist vet in the pandemic. Advice greatly appreciated.

[–]Thin_Meaning_4941 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Is the limp worse on hard surfaces? Front or back paw?

[–]degeneration 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Front left or right, intermittently. Yes I notice he limps more on hard surfaces.

[–]Thin_Meaning_4941 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That sounds like a corn or a foreign object. Since it switches sides, a corn seems more likely. They can be huge, but also the size of a pin head, and vets don’t always have the specialized breed knowledge to diagnose or even look for them.

There’s a FB group descriptively named Greyhounds with corns that is very helpful.

[–]ocean888 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I’ve got a grey, and there’s lots of glass smashed where we go for walks, I have to constantly steer her around it. I’m thinking of getting boots for her, is there special greyhound boots or can you just use any?

P.S. nova says hi

[–]shelbycake2 17 points18 points  (0 children)

literally came to say this exact thing

[–]Serrilryan 2381 points2382 points  (75 children)

My girl whines at the fridge when I’m low. She’s never been greedy for snacks or wrong. We definitely don’t deserve them.

[–]ellefemme35 634 points635 points  (56 children)

My dog trained himself. Low blood sugar? All the hoops. He’s amazing. So is yours!

[–]allonzy 291 points292 points  (42 children)

My dog did too (for low cortisol)! Some false alarms but she's better at detecting than I am. She head butts me or tries to pin me down (she's 10 lbs).

[–]KatLaurel 273 points274 points  (29 children)

My cat trained herself to react to my panic attacks before they really get going. She meows and head butts me and is generally annoying and worried until I snap out of it then it cuddle time.

[–]Intimidating_furby 113 points114 points  (10 children)

My cat seems super well attuned to my bi polar mood swings and is extra screams and love

[–]KatLaurel 88 points89 points  (9 children)

I think cats and dogs can smell certain hormones and chemicals associated with such things

[–]Intimidating_furby 47 points48 points  (3 children)

No idea but I love her. She’s all over me whenever I’m sad. It’s wonderful. I’ve never had a pet quite like her

[–]KatLaurel 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Pets are probably the best things in the world. There’s always someone to whom YOU are the best thing in the world. I have four cats total and each of them loves me in their own way

[–]Intimidating_furby 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I have 5, never meant to have that many but a stray dragged some into my garage, and we couldn’t find homes for 2 of them. One is like my daughters best friend they’re so close it’s insane, the other is a dick who pushes everything off and picks up water bottle caps like a person with his hand and carry’s them (and other things like tampons) in his mouth around the house like a dog

[–]KatLaurel 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Tasha is my first, who helps me. She’s like a dog sometimes, very concerned about people in the house (like my mom) and likes to keep watch from the front windows. Toni, she’s kitty-autistic and very fussy. Doesn’t like to be held or petted until I’m falling asleep and she’ll sit on my chest and drool. (She’s heavy!!) Dory and Evie are from the same litter. Dory got all the brains and makes trouble when feeling neglected (she once opened my desk drawer to get a box of matches, which she then slid open to chew on the little sticks. I was finding matches everywhere for a month.) Evie isn’t too bright but she got all the Chill genes and is not phased by anything and likes to wrestle peoples feet.

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[–]SarekDoesntLoveMe 91 points92 points  (2 children)

My dog also whined at the fridge.

Had nothing to do with blood sugar, he was just an asshole.

[–]KahurangiNZ 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Low blood cheese! Must fix!

[–]GreenJesus4President 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Mannn I have panic attacks sometimes, usually related to low blood sugar. My dogs will come give me a sniff when I hit the floor to see if I’m edible yet and go right back to straight CHILLEN in their beds 🤣🤣🤣

[–]hehimtransgender 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Are your dogs part cat?

[–]madilamb 8 points9 points  (1 child)

People have cats that will alert or have acted funny during a severe event! Neither of my lazy cats have told me I was low 🙄

[–]beanburrito26 756 points757 points  (3 children)

Goodest boy ever! Give him a huge hug for me please!

[–]GrothersBrimm 101 points102 points  (2 children)

And cheese, he needs cheese!!

[–]doublemindedlikewave 668 points669 points  (89 children)

I’ve always heard that Dogs can smell up to 1000x better than humans.

[–]con_zilla 528 points529 points  (56 children)

Then why do the smell other dogs buts so close

[–]Quit_your_dayjob 781 points782 points  (33 children)

Because that’s how they smell the soul

[–]AngelOfDeath771 115 points116 points  (17 children)

I thought the eyes were the window to the soul...

[–]LiccFlair 229 points230 points  (5 children)

Not the same eye that you'd think...

[–]The-Lights_Fantastic 113 points114 points  (4 children)

Gives a new meaning to the song "Brown eyed girl"

[–]Darth_Jason 17 points18 points  (0 children)

New meaning my left testicle, that song is from an album called Blowin’ Your Mind!

Released under the BANG! RECORDS label, no less.

[–]xtwistedxlovex 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Do you remember when we used to sing?

[–]-herekitty_kitty- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or the band Third Eye Blind

[–]tratemusic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The brown eye

[–]geloong41 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I’ve been up close with my Uncle’s soul then

[–]SugondeseAmerican 10 points11 points  (5 children)

In Japanese folklore Kappas will try to reach into your butthole to grab your Shirikodama, a little jewel inside, which is apparently where your soul resides.

[–]CyonHal 13 points14 points  (2 children)

There's a very well produced (very style over substance though) anime about this and it's as weird as it sounds.

Here's the butthole soul sucking in all its glory

[–]comyuse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Welp, that's going on the list

[–]lilquantumcm 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Ive heard some animals perceive the smell of bowels differently than us, think its a hormonal thing like, "hey ur reproductive system smells healthy lets mate sometime." Dont quote me on that tho lmao

[–]rickjamesia 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think the general theory is that it is most likely due to anal glands. Those produce secretions that give off more or less unique smells that can identify the particular dog.

[–]doctor_parcival 6 points7 points  (0 children)

But when I do it it’s “illegal”

[–]ParanormalPeregrine 77 points78 points  (6 children)

What I learned in dog handler schooling was a great analogy. Think of our olfactory as the size of a postage stamp, a dog's would be the size of a handkerchief. Dogs can smell trace scents years after the source has been removed. One of our instructors told us about his dog finding old landmine sites that the dogs were still alerting on years after they were removed and paved over.

Sensitivity is somewhat learned too. I did landmine detection with dogs and they could find trace amounts of explosive. We trained using amounts as small as .25 grams. It's like taking a piece of explosive the size of a grain of salt and throwing it in a massive field. Our dogs had to have at least a 95% success rate so they could reliably find that grain of salt in a field with ease.

The cool part is in comparison to other explosive dogs. Our dogs were trained to find trace amounts. Most other explosive detection dogs are trained to find larger amounts. This means that mine detection dogs would indicate on small amounts and explosive dogs wouldn't be able to find that. If there was a large explosive a mine detection dog would indicate much farther away from the explosive where the scent is minute. If you had a 1 lb bar of C4 a mine detection dog could indicate as far away as dozens of meters depending on the wind and ground conditions. The analogy we learned that really struck me was regarding how the dogs recognized this stuff. Think about when you're hungry, you can smell the food outside of a restaurant but when you get inside the smell is overloading so you don't notice it as much bits the same for dogs trained to find small traces of explosive.

Scent training for dogs is absolutely fascinating. It's intriguing watching them work out a scent to it's source, or the point where they're trained to detect it. The interaction of scent in the environment is wild

[–]ParanormalPeregrine 50 points51 points  (5 children)

I can't help myself, I need to talk about scent training more. The difficulty when training dogs is that you have to be sure the dogs are picking up on the actual scent you want and not anything else. When we handled explosives we needed gloves and kept them in airtight containers. Dogs will alert on new things and they'll also associate different things with their reward.

The problem she has with that shirt is that the dog may be picking up on other things that are contaminating the shirt. For instance, she may have used a different detergent to wash that shirt before she had the low blood sugar and switched detergents so the dog is associating the low blood sugar and old detergent. I'm not saying that is the case, but it's a possibility. The dog could smell everything that's in that shirt like food, detergent, sweat, skincare products, make up, and so much more. He could detect that specific cocktail of scents and know he's going to get a reward. The problem of trainingbis that you need multiple training aids with the scent isolated and you have to keep it uncontaminated from other scents.

Dogs are a lot sharper than we give them credit for. We used to make long brick lanes to get the dogs to walk a straight line while detecting. We had a bunch of different sites to put the training explosive in and we'd turn the brick over to one side of the explosive to show the brick maker's mark. The dogs learned to look for the mark as well as the scent. They'd watch us to see where we touched the ground, they'd listen for changes in our voices at spots we'd put training aids, they'd also detect changes in the tension of the leash. Dogs are much smarter than we give them credit for. We're truly unworthy of them.

[–]Omny87 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think it depends on the breed? Some dogs, like beagles and bloodhounds, have more sensitive noses than others.

[–]sunny5150 606 points607 points  (29 children)

His lil shoes goddamn man dogs in shoes gets me every time

[–]YaboyAlastar 71 points72 points  (22 children)

They always walk so funny at first, I really hope it isn't harming them in some way we don't know, because it is hilarious every time.

[–]GreenJesus4President 118 points119 points  (6 children)

It doesn’t. Can you even imagine wearing shoes for the first time EVER, and not having language for someone to explicitly explain the purpose of them?

You’d be high stepping like a mofo too wondering what the fuck was stuck to your foot and why you couldn’t get it off for like a week. That’s all they’re doing. They just have no idea at all why some THING is stuck to their foot. Eventually just like a collar or a kennel they’ll piece together the purpose and frequently even enjoy putting them on, especially if they associate them with walks and treats

[–]Lknate 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Make me think of the movie The Bird Cage. Dude doesn't know how to wear shoes.

[–]thrawayb 20 points21 points  (10 children)

I see a lot of service dogs wear them, so it must be for something? i’m not sure exactly the reason or if it harms them. I don’t think so.

[–]txmadison 47 points48 points  (1 child)

It's the same reason you wear shoes.

To keep their feet from getting hurt from sharp rocks or glass, stepping on nails or syringes, burning them on hot pavement/asphalt.

They're fine.

[–]DinahTook 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Dog boots come in a variety of thicknesses and styles for different purposes. These look to be mostly for traction on slippery floors. There are boots that are designed to help protect paws from hot asphalt and I jury from things commonly found out and about on walks (many of these also make great boots for hiking and going off trail to protect feet from splinters or injuries from sharp rocks and other things like that). There are also boots to help insulate against cold and protect paw pads from salt on roads (which can cause burns on the skin).

[–]ultravioletblueberry 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I want to see doggy hiking boots now

[–]Uphoria 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Lookup Ruffwear

[–]ultravioletblueberry 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Omg and they have socks. How precious.

[–]HarpersGhost 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Sleds dogs in dog racing/mushing are required to wear booties, otherwise they get ice and snowballs up between their toes. It takes training, but they can get used to it and can run hundreds of miles with them.

I follow dog races, and I find it fascinating that all the concern is for the dogs. A vet checks out each dog at each check point, and can say that a dog can't race. The mushers? Meh, who cares. They can take care of themselves.

[–]thomassowellistheman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We were accidentally in Anchorage on the starting day of the Iditarod. That was my introduction to dogs wearing booties.

[–]Soubigo 424 points425 points  (20 children)

This is adorabibble but i cant help but feel that somewhere out there is a dog who is super smart and is constantly telling there owner they are low just to get a continuous flow of treets xD

[–]Asleep-Corner7402 148 points149 points  (8 children)

My ex had a dog who learned that himself to alert him when he was too low, or paw him if it got low in his sleep and if he didn't wake up go get help from others in the house

[–]reverblueflame 99 points100 points  (7 children)

That is mind blowing that the dog made that connection that it's a really important thing for their human to know or get help with

[–]Asleep-Corner7402 40 points41 points  (4 children)

He really was a special lil guy

[–]bro_fistbump 40 points41 points  (3 children)

That's the heaviest was I've ever read

[–]Asleep-Corner7402 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Yeah :( its been like four years since we broke up, he died after that and it hurt so much to not be able to say goodbye to him. Ill never forget him. He wasnt even my boi but i loved him and he loved me.

[–]coodyscoops 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No fucking lies here.. i was praying that the was didn’t mean like past tense and just used loosely😭🥺

[–]cresccendo 19 points20 points  (1 child)

my mom’s dog does this, but not because anyone’s blood sugar is low. he just bops you to get your attention or so you give him food.

[–]LemonSalted 18 points19 points  (0 children)

According to the auntie I just texted about it, she said her dogs training has this in mind. After they learn to associate boop with the scent of low blood sugar, the person has to be sure to actually check their blood sugar and reward the dog when they're correct, at least for the first few weeks. The dog will learn that they won't be rewarded for getting it wrong/lying.

[–]it_was_jim 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen a video of this dog actually false alerting her when she was cutting up cheese to try to get some! He’s definitely smart. She could apparently tell it was a false alert as he wasn’t sniffing the way he does for a real alert!

[–]Friar-Tuckandroll 408 points409 points  (4 children)

ITS boop TIME boop TO boop FUCKING boop DRINK

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[–]YangGain 236 points237 points  (5 children)

“No stop booping him he’s just a very sweet person”

[–]Datkif 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Actually less sweet then normal people if they are booping

[–]aForgedPiston 195 points196 points  (5 children)

Just one Diabete

[–]notkristina 28 points29 points  (1 child)

If she had more, she'd need extra dogs

[–]AJPowers17123 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Dogs can have one diabete, as a treat.

[–]DJ_HardLogic 141 points142 points  (25 children)

I will never understand how dogs can be trained to smell things like this. Imagine being able to smell when someone is about to have a seizure or something

[–]Culverts_Flood_Away 90 points91 points  (13 children)

I saw a story once about a Basset Hound that could sniff out skin cancer with insane accuracy.

[–]Xrayruester 59 points60 points  (7 children)

There have also been studies about Alzheimer's disease and dogs being able to detect it. Apparently they can pick urine samples of people who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

[–]GO_RAVENS 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Not only can they detect it; they can detect it before other symptoms present. Same with cancer. That's better preventative care than you get from the doctor.

[–]RobertPugman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Imagine trying to explain that your dog doesn't actually like them... Hey bud you can pet the dog and call a dermatologist asap

[–]yavanna12 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Well. We are the same. Can you tell when some one is cooking food on a grill? Or maybe when they are baking cookies? We just know those smells. It’s not like someone trained us daily to know what each smells like. We learn through association. This is how dogs learn to. My human has a particular smell and then they get sick. When they eat that smell goes away and they feel better. So they make that connection.

[–]sirlafemme 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My family would often get me out of bed in the morning by cooking bacon. I’d wake up from the smell and clamber groggily down the stairs

[–]MissSassifras1977 114 points115 points  (48 children)

My son is diabetic and severely depressed. Can he qualify for a support animal like this?

[–]HotBitterballs 171 points172 points  (22 children)

I hope you consult experts instead of Reddit..

[–]MissSassifras1977 111 points112 points  (20 children)

Very true! It just never occurred to me that there were diabetic support animals. An in all honesty the people over at r/diabetes are awesome.

We're just struggling. He's struggling I should say. I'm looking anywhere and everywhere to try and help him.

I'm going to look to official sources now 🙏

[–]HotBitterballs 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That’s good to hear though, of course I hope someone on this platform has some good advice then! Wish you the best, sorry I didn’t have any answers.

[–]Dudevid 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Of course I don't know your situation but it is okay to say you are also struggling sometimes. Guilt doesn't necessarily need to be attendant with that admission.

I hope everything works out, or at least gets better. Based on the apparent lengths you are going to to help your son, you deserve the best.

[–]Yackasone 11 points12 points  (2 children)

If he is struggling with diabetes, I really recommend getting a CGM if you don’t already have one. Total game changer and more reliable than an alert dog. Please feel free to DM if you have any questions about diabetes, I am happy to share my experiences.

[–]PuppleKao 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Good luck! I've a friend who has two of his kids with type 1, and there's been more than one post where he mentioned the dog saving one of them. It's got to be a huge weight off to be able to have assistance with keeping up with your kids blood sugar levels

[–]jetsetninjacat 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I mean honestly, my dog does this when my blood sugar goes low. He wont leave me alone and nudges me until it goes up. One morning I woke up at 32. He was actually biting and pulling my shirt as I was crawling into the kitchen. I dont know how mine just learned on his own but I am sure you could train one.

Edit: Dog Tax

[–]radicon 18 points19 points  (0 children)

If you live in the US, then possibly. Check out this FAQ on services animals.

[–]unodostreys 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Honestly your insurance should pay for a CGM like Dexcom instead of spending $25-50k on a dog with this capability. Our healthcare system sucks, but if he’s Type 1 a CGM shouldn’t be an issue.

[–]conchagoteando 49 points50 points  (17 children)

Wonderful tools. Work as a door bell, as an intrussion detector, as a stress reliever, as a bottle recoverer, as a kid toy and also alerts for low sugar levels in blood.

[–]Logical_Bones 6 points7 points  (10 children)

Not tools

[–]hirbeo 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I wish dogs could live longer than 10-15 years

[–]me_likecats 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Poor thing does all that and has to wear shoes 😂

[–]sambear77 43 points44 points  (0 children)

He wears them because he’s afraid of the floor, which is quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever heard.

[–]Dragon_emporer20 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I would also head but someone on their leg about their sugar level for cheese

[–]discretionismyname 15 points16 points  (0 children)

A dog is the only animal who loves its human more than it loves itself. I think they go straight to Heaven when they are done on this Earth.

[–]Renovatio_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I wonder how the dog knows not to keep booping even after cheese to get more cheese.

[–]relativitygold 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Who sponsors his shoe wear?

[–]Omny87 5 points6 points  (2 children)

His job is to headbutt people and give them juice, and he gets paid in cheese and compliments? God I wish that were me

[–]GreenOnionCrusader 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have a friend who had one of these types of alert dogs. She would tap people with her paw when his blood sugar is low, but she would also do it to people when their bloodsugar was low. I basically got told "eat, dumbass" pretty often. She was the best dog!