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 . . .
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. Communicating primarily with our hands can feel daunting to people who are not Deaf or Hard of Hearing. To help ease stress and anxiety, here are 5 hand . . .
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 & Facts About Deaf Dog Behavior Did you know that some folks in the scientific community are studying deaf dogs? When I heard this, I jumped for joy. It was a moment of excitement, relief and “I need to know more Right. This. Second!”. My brain was firing synapses so fast that I . . .
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 . . .
Everyday is #WordlessWednesday when you live with a deaf dog. As true as that sentiment is, those words are not entirely factual. Yes, most of what you say to your deaf dog is said with your hands, but communicating with a deafie isn't so cut and dry. The relationship you develop with him is much . . .
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