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Date Posted: 18:31:18 05/06/04 Thu
Author: Noofies
Author Host/IP: 66.19.23.143
Subject: Re: New Deaf Dog
In reply to: Beth 's message, "New Deaf Dog" on 12:35:26 05/06/04 Thu

Hey, Beth!

I use the ASL "shortcut" sign for "I love you" as my "good dog" sign. It is a combination of the letters I, L, and Y, and it looks like this to the dog:



It's easy to make, I kind of wave it side to side a little. I use the thumbs-up sign as a release sign. With Blizzard, I conditioned a raised hand, palm out, as a "marker" (instead of a click) to use when doing agility training using operant conditioning - it's a big enough sign that she should be able to see it across the ring if necessary.

Welcome to my little corner of the web!

Deaf Dog Nancy. *grin*

>I run a boxer rescue and have owned a deaf boxer in
>the past. Max went to the bridge in January.
>Now a new deaf boy has come to our rescue and I have
>poured myself into training him.
>Harley is 4 years old and on the smaller side, very
>smart and easy to train (or am I just smarter than I
>was 5 years ago when I got Max?)
>I have fallen totally in love with Harley and now
>cannot imagine my life without him in it.
>I am still going back and forth on the idea of just
>adopting him. To me, this boy is one in a million.
>One question though, what is an easy reward marker for
>a deaf dog? I do not want to use the OK sign because
>I use that with him for a release from a sit stay or
>down stay or some other command.
>Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>Thanks

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  • Re: New Deaf Dog -- Kristin, 19:22:37 05/06/04 Thu
  • Re: New Deaf Dog -- Noofies, 19:34:51 05/06/04 Thu

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