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Date Posted: 00:42:22 06/04/04 Fri
Author: Kristin
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Subject: Re: Adopting a deaf puppy as our 2nd dog
In reply to: Andrea 's message, "Adopting a deaf puppy as our 2nd dog" on 00:29:24 06/04/04 Fri

I think if you read some of the other posts on this list, you will find good information relating to your question.

There's no difference between adding a deaf puppy to the household then adding a hearing pup, as far as the dogs go. You would take the same precautions as if the new pup was hearing.

I don't think my hearing dogs know that my deaf dog can't hear. However, I wouldn't be at all surprised if other people with both hearing and deaf dogs have noticed that their hearing dogs have an understanding of the deaf dog's handicap. Mine don't, though.

My hearing dogs don't growl softly as often as they used to to the deaf dog. And, my hearing dogs seem to use more curled lips and non-verbal cues to get across to the deaf dog what they want to "say." But, I don't think they know they must do this because the deaf dog can't hear. I think they've just learned it works better with the deaf dog to be more non-verbal than verbal.

Again, check out the other posts. There's more info there.


We are thinking of adopting a deaf puppy. We have an
>11 month old puppy already. Are there any hints on
>helping them get along? Will my other dog understand
>that the new puppy is deaf?

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