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Date Posted: 10:43:16 03/22/05 Tue
Author: Kristy
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Subject: Re: deaf white boxer newly adopted
In reply to: Dawn 's message, "deaf white boxer newly adopted" on 15:11:48 03/07/05 Mon

GREAT! We just adopted a sheltie under the same circumstances. We have a hearing collie.

Check out deafdogs.org. Buy a pocket guide of AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. Buy LIVING WITH A DEAF DOG and HEAR! HEAR! TRAINING A DEAF PUPPY. Buy a small, handheld flashlight and cover it with white paper as to not hurt the puppy's eyes. Research clicker training and use the flashlight as a clicker.

We adopted our boy on Jan 29 and he is housebroken, crate trained, and knows NO, STOP, GOOD BOY, SIT, DOWN, EYE CONTACT, GO TO YOUR CRATE, and LET'S GO FOR A WALK. We just had to learn sign language and figure out what motivated the little bugger (beef jerky).

You can do this. Just be patient and positive. Pet your dog A LOT and socialize him by taking him everywhere you can. Never, ever let him off a leash, ever.

Good luck!


>We just adopted a deaf, white boxer. He was going to
>be put down by the breeder because no one would take
>him. We already have a 16-mos old white boxer who can
>hear. We are in the process of doing research on the
>best way to work with the new dog. Any suggestions on
>good resources? This is our first non-hearing dog and
>we would like to do whatever we can for him. He is
>very timid, underweight, etc. He was not well-cared
>for so we have multiple issues to overcome.

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