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Resources for Training A Deaf and Blind Dog

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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