Trigger Warning: For people who have experienced sexual assault of any kind, this post contains content that may be triggers for you. If you have concerns about handling trigger responses, I encourage you to not read this post. General Note: The “she” in this post is a friend of mine. I . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
True Story... A few months ago, while sprawled out on the couch next to him, my husband sent me a text message. “What’s for supper?”, he asked. Though I had been sitting next to him for over an hour, checking my blog and social media accounts, he felt that the only way he could get my attention . . .
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 . . .
When we first met our deaf dog Edison, my husband and I were most definitely not looking for another dog, and a ten-week old, deaf Dogo Argentino/Pit Bull puppy was even further down on our "to-do" list. Way down. Somewhere between a root canal and inviting my mother to come for a visit. We were . . .