(Closed) NWR– I love having a deaf dog!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that is incredible! I had no idea you could teach dogs sign language. He is absolutely adorable.

We have cats, but are thinking about adopting a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia since they are often put down just because they can’t move as well as “normal” cats. But the truth is that they’re just as wonderful as pets! Here’s a video of a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia named Charley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY

Post # 5
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Aww!  How sweet!  There’s actually a deaf border collie at the rescue we’re going through but we couldn’t do it.  Rather than the deaf girl following Bones and his response to our commands we’re pretty sure he would follow her and we would end up with two “deaf” dogs!

Post # 6
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Awe… he is so cute!

Post # 7
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What a cutie!  There is an Australian Shepherd in the rescue group we foster for right now who is both blind and deaf.  He needs a new foster home, and I want SO badly to foster him, but I know that if I put that kind of time and energy into a dog I wouldn’t be able to give him up.  Considering we want to start TTC in about a year, though, it wouldn’t be a good idea, (older kids who understand Ajax is special and can use care around him are one thing, but a small child wouldn’t understand this and even with proper supervision it only takes a second for an accident to happen).

Post # 8
7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thats awesome!

Post # 9
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

He’s a beautiful dog! My dog knows hand signals better than voice commands. He knows when I point to him, that’s sit. If I put my hand up, that’s stay. He also knows when I point to a direction, he’ll go thataway. 🙂

Post # 10
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What a wonderful story! Major props to your command modifications and all the time and effort both of you have put into his training! This story made my day!

Post # 11
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

That’s so awesome! I definitely agree with you on teaching dogs sign language! Neither of my dogs are deaf, but we have tied certain “signs” to various commands (for example, hold up one finger when we want them to sit, along with saying “sit”) and often they respond better if we just do the sign than if we actually say it! 

Post # 12
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’ve always taught our puppy sign language in addition to voice command, so that if he’s far away but in visual contact we can still control him.

I think it sounds like you’ve done an amazing job with your sweetie.  Congratulations!

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