Welcome to Deaf Pet Awareness Week! One area of canine deafness that doesn't get as much attention is hearing loss among senior dogs. In the past, I too have neglected this important topic. Ironically, there are many more senior dog who have begun or have already lost their hearing than dogs who . . .
Edison seems to have a particular affinity for Tongue Out Tuesday! During almost every photo shot, he gives me at least one great shot for Tongue Out Tuesday. Here is a slide show of some my favorites from the past several months. Which is your favorite? Pin it, tweet it or let me know in a . . .
Note from Bernard: My friend and fellow blogger Maggie Marton, with Oh My Dog!, has a senior dog named Emmett who has recently begun to lose his hearing due to advanced age. I am thrilled that Maggie agreed to share a bit of Emmett's journey and her personal experiences adapting to the needs of a . . .
Here is the ultimate collection of deaf dog Tongue Out Tuesday photos! Okay, okay, these photos aren't just of deaf dogs, they all feature MY deaf dog, Edison! I've handpicked some of my favorite photos of Edison flopping, dragging and rolling his tongue around. All of these photos were taken in . . .
The very idea of living with and training a deaf dog can feel overwhelming. Here are some practical tips to help get you started. I’m a bit obsessed with deaf dogs. It started four years ago when we agreed to foster a deaf, ten-week old puppy for the weekend. Fast forward a few years and that . . .
Deaf dogs are amazing creatures and I am a better person because my life has been graced with two deaf dogs. I know from personal experience that deaf dogs can accomplish anything a hearing dog can. Deaf dogs can learn dozens of hand signs, become Canine Good Citizens, compete in agility, perform . . .
For some pretty obvious reasons, living with a deaf dog is different than living with a hearing dog. Communication is an important example. Humans instinctively depend on our voice to communicate but since our deaf dogs can’t hear us, we forge ahead and learn to use our hands to talk to them. There . . .
So you've adopted the perfect puppy, the one with a smiling, squishable face, a tail that wags at the speed of light and that intoxicating puppy breath! You've stocked up on bowls, holistic food, a crate, bed, leash, collar and name tag. You've filled a box with toys of all sorts: stuffy, rubbery, . . .
Deaf dogs "listen" with their eyes. If he's not looking at you, then he can't "hear" you when you sign to him. Here's how to teach your deaf dog to watch you! When communicating with a deaf dog, we need to flip two switches in our simple human brain. First, we have to stop being lazy and . . .
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