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I had a bad seizure day and Colt a weim/lab was alerting non stop so I set up the camera in hopes of getting better footage then last time. When he alerted he came and laid his head on me staring at me, then got up on me, pushing into me, then started to paw at me. If I try to get up he holds me down by getting on top of me and pushing into me. Even if I tell him to get down and I try to get up he will come back and hold me down. I did this just to show what he does. I hope this brings awareness to the real work that service dogs can do and why it is so important to not distract a service dog from its job. With out his alerts I can't take medication to stop or shorten the seizure and I could stop breathing and die. Service dogs do serious work and it can be life threatening if they are distracted from their job. ▪️ Frequently Asked Questions▪️ 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 behavioralist 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 Can Not be trained, it's a natural instinct, the dog can ether 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 30mins-2hours, most times it's enough time to take medication to prevent the seizure. For pass out spells, I have about 15mins. Q: What type of diet is Colt on? A: We follow a Prey Model Raw PMR and Frankenprey diet. This is a raw diet including 80% muscle meat, 10% meaty bones, and 10% organs. No vegetables included in meals. Here is some good information on it ➡️ http://primalpooch.com/prey-model-vs-barf/ ❤️Follow Colt❤️ Instagram➡️ http://Instagram.com/servicedogcolt ⬇️ Watch More From Service Dog Colt ⬇️ Colt Alert's to a Seizure ➡️ https://youtu.be/Gn7kwWpUFFw Colt responding to a pass out spell ➡️ https://youtu.be/6_XTF_iQk3o Some of Colt's Tasks ➡️ https://youtu.be/8Qt3ZjsMT-M Colt getting my Meds ➡️ https://youtu.be/q0dDGfRYqyU Colt blocks my head during a seizure ➡️ https://youtu.be/ZskqSLnMDRQ https://youtu.be/RzTCPpE7_II My TBI (Trumatic brain injury) Story ➡️ https://youtu.be/5erlQMWgZqk
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Brandie Birge (6 days ago)
Such a beautiful bond! I'm touched by how amazing he is!
Lisa York (7 days ago)
What a really awesome dog. Colt you are amazing. Kids should have these dogs as well
Suce (8 days ago)
This dog is so cool
HYDRA DYNAMIC (11 days ago)
If watching this or reading the comments doesn’t bring you to tears 😭 you need to re-evaluate your life........
ps5blackpinkps5 (12 days ago)
I felt so much love 🖤 in my upper body watching this anyone else ?
Kevin Napier (26 days ago)
Dogs are amazing!
CanDIEland (29 days ago)
How do they know? How? ...they are angels, that's how🙂🙂🙂
Chuck Pestacchi (1 month ago)
So when Colt give his alert a seizure is coming soon, what do you have to do to avoid one? Sorry you get seizures at all. Your Colt is a God send. Thanks for showing us.
Chuck Pestacchi (1 month ago)
I'm so glad I found your channel, I very much appreciate the clips. Thanks for educating me about what a true Service Dog like Colt can do, it's amazing. Wish you all a good day, Thanks again.
Service Dog Colt (1 month ago)
Chuck Pestacchi thanks for the question, when Colt alerts I take medication and go to the bathroom and a few other things, the meds work half of the time or more to prevent it but sometimes it doesn’t, he alerts right before it happens and I lay down.
mansionskin (2 months ago)
the cat don’t give a shit
hello kitty (2 months ago)
My husband has terrible seizures and the medication he's on sometimes doesn't prevent it. He recently fell on concrete and now has a concussion and is going for a CAT scan today. Does anyone know how we can purchase a pup to help him? Where do you find specially trained retrievers like these?
Service Dog Colt (2 months ago)
hello kitty I’m sorry to hear that. I would say talk to his doctor, since the doctor has to basically prescribe the dog to him. Also start find raising, it cost thousands and thousands of dollars. Then you can probably I’m a year or so be able and ready. Takes a long time to even get the process started than it takes a long time for the dog to finish training if you go through a. Organization. Seizure alert dogs can not be trained to alert its natural, so the dog has to be able to already do it. It’s not easy to find one
M H Doobs (3 months ago)
Ahh.... good dog. A professionally trained service dog.
Lisa Flores (3 months ago)
You are very lucky that have a service dog who's saves you.
Luke De G (3 months ago)
Can someone tell me how a dog can sense that a seizure is coming?
Service Dog Colt (3 months ago)
Luke De G it’s a natural instinct
space boy (3 months ago)
What an amazing bond you two have. Love it.
AJ Barnsby (3 months ago)
And where was the seizure?
AJ Barnsby (3 months ago)
So you expect people to not only take the time to watch your video but also read the description? Who has got that kind of time. You should change the title and put in there (No seizure)
Service Dog Colt (3 months ago)
AJ Barnsby you can read the description
*No hooman stay*
WEDONTCAREWHO _ (4 months ago)
She literally has the same blanket as I do...
Ro Schroeder (4 months ago)
Used to work with a girl & she told us, if she ever had a seizes to put something very hard between her teeth. Otherwise I guess she could bite her tongue also her tongue could choke her while having a seizure.
Service Dog Colt (4 months ago)
Ro Schroeder actually it can’t but if you put something in someone’s mouth while seizing they will and could break all there teeth out. No need to touch their mouth at all. That’s a myth. Just put them on their side.
Shep (4 months ago)
Hero Dog :D
Spirit Nerd. (4 months ago)
giant dog.
Jada Monique (4 months ago)
Cats are so wack
Majayah Battle (4 months ago)
Did u have seizure after
Just Be It (4 months ago)
With all due respect please provide a automatic feeder for your pets, I hope you can over come your illness. 💕
Service Dog Colt (4 months ago)
Just Be It automotic feeder? That would lead to obesity in most dogs, also my dog is raw fed and that’s impossible. My cats get a full bowl they can come back to all they want but if they had a weight problem from that then I would feed them twice a day like some cats need. What does that even have to do with this video?
Zaynab Rawat (4 months ago)
Then happens the useless cat.
SharisBerrys (5 months ago)
What a good boy!!
Bryceroni (5 months ago)
The cat is so cute
John Tende (5 months ago)
Useless cat.
Duchess BonFamille (5 months ago)
Amazing video! I'm waiting for an epilepsy service dog myself but never really knew what to expect with the doggo's behavior. Does it prevent a seizure, when he's warning you (so you have to rest)? And is the dog calming you down with his warning, thus preventing the seizure? I'm really curious if having a service dog helps multiple ways :-) Thanks!
Duchess BonFamille (5 months ago)
Service Dog Colt Ah that's what I thought. It's great that his warnings and you taking your meds helps you. What kind of meds do you take to prevent a seizure? A sedative or? I'm still waiting for a dog when they find the right match, so we can start training. Looking forward to it, and definitely hoping it'll make things better! :)
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Duchess BonFamille nothing can prevent a epileptic seizure besides medications. But him alert does give me time to take it and if the meds kick in which is about half the time I don’t have one. Good luck on your new Journey, they should have explained all this to you if your going through a. Organization. Seizure alert can not be trained, it’s a natural ability but the way they alert, like pawing can be shaped into the behavior wanted. The response, like getting help or meds is trained.
Sarah (5 months ago)
This is amazing at how in tune canines are! They have a special sense of seizures! I had a brain injury, from a car accident, 9.4.99. I saw trained service dogs visit the patients in the hospital I was at.
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Sarah those are actually therapy dogs not service dogs. That is so great. 🤗
BeautyLove (5 months ago)
Dogs are so amazing ❤️
Mandi Pants (5 months ago)
My dog isn’t a service dog, but he does this to me for my seizures & it is a blessing. He is my best friend. He’s kept me from harm many times. ❤️ So grateful for animals that can do this.
Autumn Faith (5 months ago)
So incredible that they just know when the seizure is coming
waren gs (5 months ago)
I almost break seeing the cat
Ash.nk (5 months ago)
Wait he knows before it happens?
briannabear1618 (5 months ago)
How do you handle seizures? Do you ever get scared when Colt alerts you they're coming?
Lakishan Sivakumar (5 months ago)
Alexis Collins (5 months ago)
But what is this condition? And how do they know? But this is awesome, no hate I'm just curious
Kaitlyn Hecker (5 months ago)
I do actually have seizures, not very tiny nor large. I probably get them at most once a year. I don't have a service dog though.
Evan Abbott (5 months ago)
Wow what a good dog.👍
Meredith Louise (5 months ago)
Hooman stay here. I am puppers and this here puppers is protecting hooman. No. You can not get up. This here puppers is staying and not letting you get up
lelo beckham (5 months ago)
dogs can smell cancer
Nikki Crosby (5 months ago)
I've always wondered how long the window is between the moment the dog alerts the owner and the seizure. Does it vary from dog to dog? Person to person? Episode to episode?
Kathryn Swarm (5 months ago)
I got my first SD two years ago that is trained for Seizure Alert and Stability among some other things and still after two years I’m learning so much. My seizures are better controlled then they use to be, but a trigger for them is to much stress. They also are nocturnal so I can’t always feel one coming or see his Gabe is responding. I am so amazed at how much dogs can know more then we sometimes do, like “I’m not going to let you up no matter how hard you try”
Jehan Jamee (5 months ago)
how do service dogs know when someone is about to habve a seizure?
Louise Cairns (5 months ago)
Amazing xx
So he alerts before a seizure has started? How do you train a dog for that? I have epilepsy and because it’s getting worse I am looking in to the possibility of getting a service dog.
Service Dog Colt I did read, I was only aware of dogs trained to respond to someone having a seizure. I had never seen one who had the ability to alert before the seizure. And I understand the ‘either they have it or they don’t’ factor, I was just curious if he picked up on the aura that usually precedes a seizure.
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Crystal Bannon please read Q and A in description
Vicky Machin (5 months ago)
I have seizures and wonder how they can tell
Lindsay Spates (5 months ago)
Where is the seizure? Also, how did he start alerting you? My doctors and professionals said that dogs can't be trained to do this, but some learn on their own by becoming attuned to what happens when you have a seizure. Is that what happened?
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Lindsay Spates he naturally alerts yes
MagicalCatClaw (5 months ago)
"**taps you** mum, you gonna have a seizure, lemme help"
MagicalCatClaw (5 months ago)
it's so crazy that dogs can detect things like this
Patience Leach (5 months ago)
Yuliana TV (5 months ago)
I love him his the sweetest animal ever, really smart dog..
Edgar B. (5 months ago)
Somebody cutting onions here....????
*☆Lovely*♡*Vee☆* (5 months ago)
I hope this is not a rude question, but how does the dog alerting help if you are home alone,or is it just for support kind of? I'm not familiar with seizures, so when the dog alerts does it prompt you to take medication or get in a certain position to prevent it, prompt you to call 911 if you feel it coming on, or the dog helps alert someone that may be with you to get you the help you need, or the dog alerting just let's you know to find a spot/sit/lay down so you don't hurt yourself by falling? I'm just curious in case I ever see this in person with a person who may have a service dog. My normal reaction would be to call 911 if I saw someone having a seizure, but I notice some people don't do that when they have service dogs or when someone has a seizure? I saw it once and it was really scary but the people they were with didn't call 911. I wanted to but didn't have my phone.
*☆Lovely*♡*Vee☆* (5 months ago)
Service Dog Colt Ah okay, thank you! I was mobile so the description doesn't pop up, I'll switch to my browser and check! Apologies on the miscommunication on my end but thank you for letting me know!
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
*☆Lovely*♡*Vee☆* please read the description. It’s a lot to explain and it explains there. Hugs❤️
saura (5 months ago)
Lmaoo look at the cat 🤣🤣 I thought he was the dog
Doodle Smurf (5 months ago)
Such a good doggo! My blind dog does this to me when i have panic attacks, puts pressure on my body until i have calmed
Terese Durand (5 months ago)
How do they know?
SB 0403 (5 months ago)
Please help if you can.... looking for someone who can retrain my nephews seizure alert service dog in Orlando, Florida area..or recommend a reputable trainer.....She is not alerting of my nephews grand mal seizures at all. She is supposedly certified and we all pitched in the hefty amount to purchase her to help with my nephew... what is the worst part??? My nephew generally has seizures at night, during sleep, or early morning...and the only way to detect it is to sleep with one eye open to get oxygen and his rescue meds administered ASAP... I don’t know where else to turn to ask this for my sister and nephew... any reputable information would greatly help...please....
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
SB 0403 make sure you bring it to the news as well, if you need more info comment any time, best place to contact me though is on Instagram under the same name as this account. God bless you. Prayers.
SB 0403 (5 months ago)
Service Dog Colt thank you so much for your reply... this is all new to our family. I can’t believe (well in this world I can unfortunately) that people would scam a child for money.... it’s so sad... and yes, my father is in the beginning stages of figuring out what to do legally with these people.... again, thank you :)
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
SB 0403 I’m so sorry, it sounds like you guys were scammed. Seizure alert is not trainable in dogs, they can only detect it if they have the capability of doing so as a extra sense, the dog can either do it or can’t, it’s rare to find a dog that can. And it can not be trained. You’ll probably have to train the dog to respond rather then alert, so with cues like when he starts shaking the dog needs to push a button for help, or go get help or whatever works for you. You’ll probably have to contact a private trainer that has trained service dogs before. Good luck. Prayers for you. Try and report the people who sold you the dog.
Haley Goodwin (5 months ago)
I. Had. No. Idea. That. Service. Dogs, could. Help. With. Anxiety. Issues.
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Haley Goodwin this isn’t for anxiety but yes if it’s 100% disabling and the person qualifies for a service dog they could possibly get one, problem with that is a service dog actually causes more anxiety most times cause everyone stares at you or tries to talk to you.
Haley Goodwin (5 months ago)
No. One. Will. Believe. This, but, I. Was. Lying. Down. One. Day, was. Having. An. Anxiety. Attack. On. My. Bed, &, my. Cat, came. & conforted. Me, & wouldn't. Stop, no. Matter. How. Hard, I. Pushed. Him. Away, &, wouldn't. Leave. Me. Alone, until, I. Calmed. Down, &, told. Him, it. Was. Okay. Weird? Yes, I. Know, but, it's. One. Of. Those. Weird, but. True, things.
Liz Archer (5 months ago)
But she didn't have a seizure yd he detect it
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
Liz Archer yes he alerts to it
Why do you keep pushing him off?
Service Dog Colt My bad, should've thought of that first. Thanks for your reply, it was an interesting video.
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
#YourIQDoesn'tMeanShitToMe read the description!
Godsgirlie J (5 months ago)
I don't understand how you guys can be blessed with a service dog that the defects ur seizures and you don't take heed to it my son has brain damage and he has seizures and we can't get blessed with the dam service dog... I'm angry because we begged for years for a dog for our son and well I guess they dont give a damn about a fully disabled boy with brain damage who cant tell what he feels when the seizure is coming on
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
LL Godsgirlie don’t take heed? My dog alerts me and I take medications to stop it. I am lucky to have Colt and his ability but I trained him myself because I have experience training military dogs. Living a life of compare ones self to another is not a good way to live and very rude to me. I do the best i can in life and I am thankful for what I have but my life is in no way easy. Also if your son is severely brain damaged he may not be qualified for a service dog because he can not control the dog. The handler has to be able to give commands and physically be able to hold the dog.
wweandy123 (5 months ago)
There was this lady at the grocery store, she was in a wheelchair and also had a service dog. I knew that you can't talk or distract service dogs no matter how cute they are. Anyway, I was shopping but I couldn't help but notice that she had his leash very loose. Like he wasn't next to her, he was ta least 3 or 4 feet away from her. She was telling kids 'oh you can let him' and what not. Even when I was passing by them in the aisle, the dog just kind of started following me and sniffing my leg. Idk. I guess people really do abuse the name of 'service dog' to get their pet anywhere. I'm not trying to judge her, the dog could still keep doing his job I guess, it was just confusing for me to see something like that when service dogs are supposed to be a bit more focused and the owner most definitely wouldn't encourage distractions.
Service Dog Colt (5 months ago)
wweandy123 sad, a disabled person can also fake a service dog too. ☹️
john yoon (5 months ago)
Such a lovely dog. Dog >human
Valeria De Dios 123 (5 months ago)
Aww he’s so helpful. It’s amazing how they can tell even before it happens
Stefania Bermperi (6 months ago)
wait so he just knows when you're about to seize?
Service Dog Colt (6 months ago)
Stefania Rivers yes it’s a natural instinct and he can let me know before it happens
no homo (6 months ago)
You are so lucky to have Colt, he seems like such a good service dog and friend
earthestar (6 months ago)
That's gotta be daunting when your service dog can sense a seizure coming on before you have one. What amazing animals and what a big sweet sweetie ♡ keep it strong!
Queen DMC (6 months ago)
I saw the cat and immediately thought *Jeez that's the smallest service dog I've ever seen*
Brandon (7 months ago)
So service dogs detect signs that someone may have a seizure soon? Or once someone has a seizure then they take action. Can someone please clarify? Thanks!
Brandon (7 months ago)
That's pretty neat, glad you are able to be helped when in need. This video is truly a great reminder of how lucky some of us are to have our 4 legged friends.
Service Dog Colt (7 months ago)
Brandon Alert is to let the person know before it happens, and respond is to respond when the seizure happens
Levy Marques (7 months ago)
How does he know a seizure is coming?
Service Dog Colt (7 months ago)
Levy Marques a natural instinct
CookieKat .Windows 10 (7 months ago)
The cat at the beginning is me
br jones (8 months ago)
Good thing you have him! How scary to do that alone :(
Red Copenhagen (8 months ago)
You didnt even have a seizure
Service Dog Colt (8 months ago)
Levi Leasure haha wow you should read the description
Yochie (9 months ago)
Such an amazing dog. Kudos!
Kace face (9 months ago)
I can’t stop crying for these. How beautiful! I mean what more could anyone ask for?! Dogs are literally life savers. I can’t even. It’s too much for me. Service dogs are so smart it’s surreal
DolceVita (9 months ago)
How does the dog know she is about to have a seizure??? Amazing
MEL158 158 (9 months ago)
Im so impressed with colt and all the things that he does. He is amazing! I seen where he protects your head in another video and here alerting you as well as against your back to help you from choking. I also seen that you were the one that trained him. He is very lucky to have you as much as you are to have him!!! It's just meant to be!
Miss Moxie (9 months ago)
I saw your video of Colt protecting your head during a seizure What an amazing dog he is
ExposingMiLabs (9 months ago)
How can trainers tell if a Service dog might be a good "Seizure Dog"? Do you by any chance know? I'm having to ask for a lot for myself because I also need a "Bracer" for me when I walk or start to fall so he/she would have to be large but I'm not sure If I can handle a 95 lb male Lab on me like that. It's amazing how many things you have to think about when going down the Service Dog path and my journey has just begun.  Thankfully there are 2 organizations where I live, one of which does nothing but train dogs for these purposes and even has selected inmates from the State prison help with training the dogs. It's a very cool program.  I'm looking forward to starting this journey but wow, so much to consider.  Thanks for sharing your experiences with Colt, it's helping me relax about the idea.
Service Dog Colt (9 months ago)
ExposingMiLabs some breeders have had success with multiples of their dogs but there is not any sure sign until the dog is around you and you can see if it can. I wish you luck. God bless, it’s crazy but worth it.
Lenocas Nascimento (11 months ago)
Clorox Bleach G (11 months ago)
What did humans do to ever deserve dogs
cmoneytheman (11 months ago)
Yea some stuff is common sense for dogs just like us u cant learn it u just have it
Alesia Burger (11 months ago)
Smart dog
Lisa Mitchell (11 months ago)
What a wonderful dog
Original_Indy_04 (11 months ago)
What does alerting to seizure mean?
Service Dog Colt (11 months ago)
Original_Indy_04 np, yes
Original_Indy_04 (11 months ago)
Service Dog Colt oh ok thanks, so he can sense when u are gonna have a seizure?
Service Dog Colt (11 months ago)
Original_Indy_04 alerting to a seizure that’s gonna happen
Five Heartbeats (11 months ago)
Oh my gawd, this is the sweetest fucking video I have ever seen in my entire life 💟💟💟
The Legend Of Osiris (11 months ago)
Nawww sweet puppo
lavvy (1 year ago)
This actually has me in tears. Dogs are truly Gods gift to us
Michelle Bost (1 year ago)
God bless that dog well the lord is my shepherd dog is god spelled backwards
Jay (1 year ago)
I’m sooo happy to know that their are dogs in this world that are amazing just like every dog 😁
Jackalope (1 year ago)
I love how the dog is so polite looking: "I'm sorry human, but I must sit on you, I hope you understand that it is for your health...Do not resist...You may pet me if you choose to do so."
Avril Peters (1 year ago)
Wow what a dedicated dog, never left your side even though you told him to. They are so important to people who want to live a normal life without the constant worry of seizures good job buddy
Samuel Hill (1 year ago)
What a good doggo
pretty lady (1 year ago)
Good boy colt hope you are doing well
UberFrenchToast UFT (1 year ago)
I'm sorry but the cat is cracking me up
FluffyName Secret! (1 year ago)
Your on the dodo
Tony Home (1 year ago)
Such a beautiful animal!
Hollibeth Shiffler (1 year ago)
i have seizures and i really need a service dog

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