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Date Posted: 15:52:30 05/03/04 Mon
Author: Laurie
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Subject: Re: Considering adopting a deaf dog
In reply to: Amanda 's message, "Re: Considering adopting a deaf dog" on 21:15:33 04/30/04 Fri

Thanks to you all for your answers to my questions and for your advice! We've submitted an adoption questionnaire/application to the rescue group and hope we will be chosen for one of the two puppies that are in need of a home!


>I can attest to Noofies' "startle training" success.
>Lugh (whom Noofies raised for the first...5? 6? months
>of his life) is rock solid when it comes to being
>startled. We get his attention by tapping him on the
>hip the way you'd tap a person on the shoulder, and he
>never "startles." He simply turns around to see what
>great thing we need his attention for. I've woken him
>from a dead sleep by cupping his muzzle and kissing
>his lips, something I'd not chance with the hearing
>dogs, because they're not used to being startled, but
>Lugh simply opens his eyes and kisses back. Absolutely
>rock solid. Can't imagine life without him. :)

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