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Date Posted: 23:43:13 07/10/04 Sat
Author: Kristin
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Subject: Re: Different Calming Signals for Deaf Dogs??
In reply to: Jenna 's message, "Different Calming Signals for Deaf Dogs??" on 15:59:46 07/10/04 Sat

Hi Jenna,

I haven't noticed any out-of-the-ordinary calming signals from my deaf Sheltie. In fact, of all my dogs, he is the one who is most intune with doggie language. His non-verbal communication with other dogs is dead on every time he meets other dogs. It make reading him from my standpoint a snap because his non-verbal communication is just textbook. I've always thought it was so good because he was deaf and relied so heavily on non-verbal communication.

I know you probably didn't mention what the behaviors you are getting from your dog are so that you can get a clear, non-biased response from other deaf dog owners. However, I would be curious as to what these behaviors are.

I'm glad you're working with someone who can help you deal with your baby's behavior problems.

BTH, how old was he when he was taken from his litter? Do you know? And, did you every take him to a puppy class?

Good luck,


>I have a 1 1/2 yr old deaf male Aussie who I adopted
>about 8 months ago from our local shelter. I did tons
>of research about deafness in dogs before adopting
>him. My problem is that due to some medical problems
>of late, he is more on edge in alot of situations. It
>has even come to the point that he has reacted badly
>to the two other dogs in our household and to two
>people. He seems to be playing by "different rules"
>and I've noticed that he displays alot of behaviors
>that are not considered calming signals, but for him,
>I believe they are. Has anyone else noticed their dog
>displaying different calming signals, or heard of
>this? I guess that I would like to hear of any
>behaviors that might be "deaf dog specific". Our dog
>trainer and I are trying to figure this out, so any
>advice & observations would be greatly appreciated.
>Thank You!

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  • Re: Different Calming Signals for Deaf Dogs?? -- Jacqui, 08:04:54 08/18/04 Wed
  • Re: Different Calming Signals for Deaf Dogs?? -- Kristin, 00:39:59 08/19/04 Thu

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