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Date Posted: 18:39:08 08/19/04 Thu
Author: Carol
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Subject: Re: Deaf puppy-Barking
In reply to: Laura Dallas 's message, "Deaf puppy-Barking" on 13:51:06 06/03/04 Thu

>We have one aussie that is normal and healthy,and recently I adopted a partialy blind deaf aussie, she can hear nothing. Barking was a big issue. I started sign with her right away. Somehow being consistent with a frown on my face and shaking my finger at her she began to learn. I have learned one thing just keep doing it over and over. I have her in classes for sit,down,stay,drop etc. She is also doing agility and loves it. Actually shes pretty good. I don't know if this helps, but I do know that it's an aussie and they are just as smart and egar to please as the seeing, hearing dogs. Bless you for saving her the love they give is the best. Good Luck to you and your new puppy.just yesterday took in a foster puppy, a completly
>deaf Australian Sheperd. Six and a half weeks old,
>poor thing was to be put to sleep by the breeder.
>I wonder what is a good way to correct her for
>barking? She barks her head off, very very loud, for
>long periods of time, especially when confined or when
>I am not giving in to her demands (like not picking
>her up). She is a bossy little thing! Normally with
>hearing dogs I would give a stern "No bark!" which
>usually startles the dog into being quiet for a few
>seconds, then click and treat for the brief quiet, but
>I don't know how to approach this with a deaf pup.
>If anyone has any advice on this matter I would
>appreciate it. I just want to start working on this
>asap because I forsee it is going to be a problem.
>Laura Dallas

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  • Re: Deaf puppy-Barking -- Carol, 18:41:51 08/19/04 Thu

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