Adopting A Deaf Dog Might Be Right For You If… Adopting a deaf dog can be a powerful and meaningful experience...if you’re willing to go “all in”. While deaf dogs can (and do!) make wonderful companions and family members, they do have unique training, safety and occasional health needs that . . .
Teaching New Hand Signs as Deaf Dog Enrichment Teaching your deaf dog new hand signs is a great way to provide dog enrichment, increase your deaf dog’s problem-solving skills, expand her or his vocabulary and strengthen the bond between you and your deaf dog. And by using a healthy, . . .
Adopting A Deaf Dog When You Have No Idea What You're Doing Adopting a deaf dog when you have no idea what you're doing is something crazy people do, right? Logical or nor, adopting a deaf dog was the best decision we ever made. If you're thinking about adopting a deaf dog but are hesitating . . .
What You Need to Know About Deaf Dogs: Safety, Training and More This collection of posts on what you need to know about deaf dogs has been a long time coming. Ever since we adopted our first deaf dog, Edison, 5 years ago, I have become obsessed with deaf dogs. Edison inspired me to start blogging . . .
Deaf Dog Hacks: 10 Tips for Lazy People I love deaf dog hacks, those simple tricks and tips that make training and day-to-day life with a deaf dog easier. Today, I’m sharing 10 of my favorite deaf dog training and life hacks, some of which are common sense while others are those “Ah, ha!” moments . . .
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 . . .
The Lowdown on Living with A Deaf Dog: 4 Tips for Living with a Deaf Dog The very idea of living with and training a deaf dog can feel overwhelming. Here are 4 practical deaf dog tips to help get you started. I’m a bit obsessed with deaf dogs. It started four years ago when we agreed to foster . . .
Help! My Dog is Deaf. Now What? The very idea of living with and training a deaf dog can be terrifying if you’ve never met a deaf dog and, to be honest, that includes the vast majority of the world’s population. Based on my experiences adopting then learning how to train a deaf dog- not once . . .
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 . . .