Resources for Training A Deaf and Blind Dog

15 Oct

Patience and repetition are important for training dogs that can see and hear. Both are even more important for dogs who can’t see or hear. Don’t forget to reward with good dog touch signs and treats!

Here are a few helpful resources for training a deaf and blind dog:

Blind and Deaf Dogs Guidebook – A website with tips

Training a deaf and blind Australian Shepherd – A few tips on video

16 Tips for Working with your Blind and Deaf Dog – A great article

Touch signs for blind and deaf dogs – A short list

Training Dogs Training Dogs Who Are Blind and Deaf – An article

If you have questions, you might ask my furiends on their facebook pages:

Deaf Dogs Rock – Christina Lee adopted Nitro, a deaf white boxer, from a shelter in Salem Virginia. The website and facebook page help deaf dogs looking for homes, provide training info and share happy tails.

Parker’s Fan Club – Parker is a deaf and blind collie who donates contest winnings to the rescue that saved him. Parker lives with doggie siblings: Dakota, deaf/blind collie/Aussie mix; Rain, a deaf miniature Australian shepherd; and Moccaccino, a shepherd chow mix. They live in New York.

Saving Theresina – Theresina is a deaf and blind collie who has had some behavior issues. Her family is working with her to help her adjust to living with others.

White Dog Blog – Read about the training and adventures of three amazing dogs: Treasure, deaf and blind; Grace, deaf and visually impaired; Jasmine, deaf and visually impaired.

Treasure also has videos on YouTube. Here she shows that being deaf and blind does not stop you from doing amazing tricks.


Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Deaf dogs, Training


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13 responses to “Resources for Training A Deaf and Blind Dog

  1. Kimberly Mockler

    October 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Other good resources for more deaf/blind dog training information is White Dog Blog by Deb Bauer about her double dilute shelters.

    • Kimberly Mockler

      October 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      I meant, shelties! 🙂

      • Elouise

        November 9, 2012 at 6:22 am

        I am totally wowed and ppreared to take the next step now.

    • radcliffdeafdog

      October 27, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Kimberly, thanks for that suggestion. I will check it out!

      • Jessa

        November 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

        We had 3 adult cats in our home when we got a German Shepherd puppy. At first the cats weren’t crazy about the new addition but otmvriee, they got along and would even lay together. Our German Shepherd never tried to hurt any of our cats and sometimes seemed to think he was a cat. I’d say you have nothing to worry about. The only thing we ever had to watch was how they played together. Sometimes big dogs don’t realize their size. Good luck on your new dog. I hope they’ll be as great as ours is.References :

    • Kyanna

      November 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Super exicetd to see more of this kind of stuff online.

      • radcliffdeafdog

        November 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        Please let me know if you have questions and I will ask my furiends!

  2. Juliyana

    November 9, 2012 at 1:09 am

    PRSammi – This is such a great blog post a novel way to capture the way pets icunfelne our lives through different chapters. In my case it was the Tiny years and then the Snook years. Tiny was our trusty Alsatian who met us when the school bus dropped us off and Snook a purebred Husky with blue eyes was our camping buddy.Thanks!PR Sammi

  3. Marlyn

    November 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I have a german shep. mix and she is AMAZING . My two cats when they were kinttes they loved my dog but now unfortunately they always randomly attack her . Its all about the dogs temperament . My other dog is a chow mix and she was Rather small but she would always run around trying to stomp on the cats hurting them My german Shepperd mix is brindle and at 1st glance everyone thinks she is aggressive and would attack people and cats and as for my other dog they all think she is nice and would not harm a fly . It also depends on the cats gender Female cats tend to be more moody towards dogs .References : experiance

  4. Ernest Lathen

    January 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Super info it is really. I have been waiting for this tips.

  5. Martha

    February 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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  6. blanca

    April 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Hi just wanted to share this video of me beginning to train my 3 month old deaf english bull terrier puppy uchi.


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