Empowered Puppy Program: Changing the World One Puppy At A Time! I’ve learned many things from living with and training deaf puppies, but one of the most meaningful lessons I’ve learned from my deaf dogs is that, aside from only using positive reinforcement techniques, there is no single right . . .
How (and Why) I Taught Hand Signs to My Hearing Dogs As dogs age, they experience many of the same physiological changes as humans, including hearing loss, vision impairment and osteoarthritis among others. Living with two deaf dogs has helped me understand that my hearing dogs may one day too . . .
How to Teach Your Deaf Dog to Watch You 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 . . .
When training a deaf dog, rotate your training rewards to help keep him focused and engaged! A few months back during a deaf dog Q&A that I hosted on Periscope, I said, “Patience is the best tool for training your deaf dog." The next thing I knew, folks on Twitter were quoting me. As true as . . .
5 Hand Signs Every Deaf Dog Should Know The very idea of living with a deaf dog can be terrifying, especially if you’ve never met a deaf dog. Deaf dog training and communicating primarily with our hands can feel daunting to many people. To help ease stress and anxiety, I'm sharing some easy tips to . . .
Celebrate Halloweenie and Everyday Daily Deaf Dog Training Session with Healthy & Nutritious Treats from Dr. Harvey's. Today just happens to be Halloween, which makes this a perfect opportunity to talk about treats for our dogs! I may not be able to get the dingoes here at Deaf Dog Central . . .
10 Myths and Facts About Deaf Dogs Deaf Dogs Don't Bark & Other Myths Debunked Did you know that some folks in the scientific community are studying myths and facts about deaf dogs? When I heard this, I jumped for joy. It was a moment of excitement, relief and “I need to know more . . .
As we kick off Deaf Dog Awareness Week 2015, let's start at The Beginning. Over the next week, from September 20-26, 2015, we will be celebrating deaf dogs by sharing some new articles as well as some of our most popular deaf dog blog posts along with some links to media appearances and other . . .
One of the most common questions I am asked about deaf dogs is, "How do you train them?" And you know what? It's a great question that I love to answer! There is a long, comprehensive answer that involves discussions of how dogs communicate (through body language), what basic signs and skills need . . .
Talk To Your Deaf Dog. Don't Just Sign! When communicating with deaf dogs, I don’t just use my hands; I talk to them too- you know, like with my voice! As counterintuitive as using our voice to talk to our deaf dogs may seem, there are some very great benefits and some excellent reasons for . . .