a) If you never signed up for this before:
Mark "I would like to take care of a dog" and click on "Enter".
Click on "Yes" when the question "Would you like to take care of it?" appears.
On the next page write your and your dog's names and click on "Send".
Answer "Yes" if you want to find out how to take care of the dog. You can read the manual whenever, it's available in the bar to the right in the game.
b) If you have been here before and already signed up for taking care of a dog:
Mark "I'm already the caretaker of a dog" and click on "Enter".
On the next page you must remember your and your dog's names, write them down with the keys and then click on "Fetch dog".
a) The challenge is to try to keep the blood sugar level around normal during one day at a time! (Between 9 in the morning until 12 at night.)
b) You can see the clock in the bar at the bottom of the game window.
If the blood sugar level gets too high or too low without you doing anything about it, your dog will be taken from you.
If the blood sugar level is too high you have to give the dog insulin. Click on the insulin syringe icon and drag the insulin syringe to the dog. You can read about this state in the "Dog owner's manual"!
a) If the blood sugar level is too low, the dog may have got too much insulin, or haven't eaten properly.
b) Buy the dog some food, or, if the blood sugar level is very low, by the dog sugar in a form as pure as possible (for example honey). You don't have to care about drinking – this is taken care of automatically.
When the hand with a red heart appears – place it over the dog and press the mouse button. If you keep it like this long enough the dog will be satisfied - the dog gets hearts in his/her eyes. Every time this happens you'll get bonus points.
a) The dog wants to take a walk when you see the dog thinking of two dog foot prints.
b) Click on the "Walk the dog"-button and thereafter, move the mouse cursor around the screen.
(If the dog has too low or too high blood sugar it won't work to click on the "walk the dog" button as the dog is in a too bad shape for walking.)
Health bonus: the longer time the blood sugar level sticks around "normal" the more bonus/money you will get after each day.
Attention bonus: every time you cuddle long enough with the dog, he/she will feel good and the pupils in their eyes turn into hearts. Every time this happens you'll get bonus points. Also, you'll get bonus points each time you do as the dog wants – give him food when he/she wants and take the dog on a walk when he/she wants to.
In addition to the 100 bonus/money you gain after each day in the game, you can earn an extra 550 bonus/money in the form of health and attention for your dog. The maximum bonus/money you can earn each day is 650.
a) If you want to see how much money other caretakers have earned, click on Leave/Save at the bottom of the right bar in the game.
b) On the "Leave/Save" page, click on "Watch facts about your dog and other caretaker's dog in the Diabetic Dog Database".
Here you can see the status on all registered dogs and sort the list depending on the caretaker's total value of money and owned items or the dogs current blood sugar, for example.
Always make sure that you have money to buy food for your dog before you buy anything else!
If you want to know more – read the "Dog owner's manual".