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Date Posted: 12:29:16 11/14/04 Sun
Author: Jacqui
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Subject: Re: deaf Dogo adopted
In reply to: Kristin 's message, "Re: deaf Dogo adopted" on 01:42:40 11/13/04 Sat

Hi Katie and congratulations on your deaf dogo! I have a male stone deaf dogo who is now just over a year old. He is absolutely adorable, totally trainable with very few hand signals. We got him at 3 months and have never regretted a day.

I really think he has been helped by our other 5 year old hearing dog..together they are a great team..she is half his size but top dog. He is so gentle with her. I think he watches her reactions constantly to see what he should do and she's a great guard dog so if he's awake!!! he is the "power" and she does all the preliminary guarding. he also watches us for guidance . I really think he has turned out easier than any dog I've ever had and on top of that is stunningly beautiful and totally loving and biddable. I think if we ever get another dog it will be a Dogo and maybe another deaf one!!

I hate to think what happens to deaf puppies after all the tests. I'm just glad to have saved one deaf dogo!!Well done for saving yours!

I live in Greece by the way but would love to hear your experiences as your dog grows up. I don't know anyone else with a deaf dogo, although this site and the Dogo Argentino Club of America site have been a great help!

Please keep in touch if you have any questions!

Good luck and Enjoy!
>Hi Katie,
>Congrats on the new addition to your family! Sounds
>like you're getting some good education about how to
>train your new dog.
>As far as the Dogo growling at the chainsaw, he could
>have felt a vibration we are not aware of. Chainsaws
>put out quite a loud sound, and sound does cause
>vibrations. He could have "felt" the chainsaw. And
>then again, maybe he did hear something.
>I'd like to offer a shamless brag to everyone. My
>deaf Sheltie, Jericho, was in a run-off this evening
>for High-in-Trial at a Rally Obedience Trial. He tied
>for High-in-Trial, which means his score beat out all
>the other dogs in all the other classes.
>Unfortunately, he lost the run-off for the
>High-in-Trial due to my error. I'm still kicking
>myself for that. What a great little dog! He also
>won 1st and 2nd places for the two runs he had.
>Just a shameless brag that shows what our deaf babies
>can do!
>HI all- Just wanted to introduce myself. I currently
>>have 3 toy dogs & am adopting a deaf Dogo that has
>>been in my friends rescue for over 1 year. I just
>>tired of him being there so when I move I will take
>>him with me. I now take him out weekly for
>>walks/hikes. He is a very smart dog & I just love the
>>deaf Dogo. I am learning sign language & so is Oppih.
>> Thanks all for the flashlight tips as a substitute
>>for the clicker. Oppih has been BEAR tested & came up
>>totally deaf but I swear he has some hearing. Just
>>the other day we were in the car sitting at a light
>>with 2 lanes of traffice going & a person was trying
>>to start their chainsaw, the first attempt Oppih
>>lifted his head off the car seat & growled. As soon
>>as the chainsaw stopped he stopped his growl, then the
>>chainsaw started up again & up popped his head & a
>>growl. anyway, it can't be chance that over all the
>>road noise, the chainsaw starts up & he decides to
>>lift his head & growl. There was no visual human
>>since it was dusk to dark.
>> Well anyway he is a fab dog & will now always be
>>fascinated with the deaf dog.

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