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My first golden was NOT food motivated. From since I got her as a 7 week old puppy she would bring me her food dish when you could see the bottom. Not empty, just empty enough you could see the bottom. Fill it up and she would walk away happy (without eating any). Her motivation was to make me happy and/or get my approval. She was the smartest dog I've owned.

My other two goldens are very food motivated. So much so they are difficult to train because they get so focused on the reward that is all they think about.

As for my current golden to be a diabetic alert dog. They can tell by your scent what your blood sugar is. She has awoken me 3 times now in the middlle of the night when my sugar was getting low.
Richard aka "The Stick"
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