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Date Posted: 08:18:02 06/18/04 Fri
Author: Terri
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Subject: Re: I have just aquired a deaf Catahoula Leopard Dog
In reply to: Kristin 's message, "Re: I have just aquired a deaf Catahoula Leopard Dog" on 16:13:50 05/17/04 Mon

>You need to get professional help. Look for a trainer
>who uses positive methods and is comfortable working
>with a deaf dog. You really need to get help in your
>area. Nothing beats in person instruction, and
>getting info from a book or the Internet, while
>helpful, isn't the best option. A trainer can see if
>your body cues are slightly off and fix those
>problems, while a book never can. And, believe me,
>when a dog is not "getting" something, it's the
>handler's fault - not the dog's. The handler is doing
>something wrong that he/she doesn't realize. That's
>why getting a real live trainer is your best, and
>often only, option.
>Also, read the other posts here on his list. It is
>filled with information you can use that directly
>relates to your current problem.
>Good luck,
I also have a deaf Catahoula Leopard Dog. I have had him for about three weeks. I didn't have too much trouble with the house breaking - only when I don't pay attention to him telling me 'I need to out' The reason I have trouble paying attention to this is all the BARKING! My goodness can he bark! I just read the post abput barking and will have to try their suggestions. I had read that you could use a water gun, but catahoulas like water so that did not work. Another problem I have is biting. I have been unsuccessful in finding a trainer in my area who is willing to work with a deaf dog. There are two in my area that give classes and I even said we would take private lessons. I, too think that a trainer (if one can be located) is the way to go. Good luck with Ice!
>>I aquired Ice about 3 weeks ago... and just found out
>>that he is deaf in both ears.. And he is my first deaf
>>dog... I am having problems with house breaking,
>>excessive barking, and obedience training...... I was
>>wondering if anyone can help me out with the problems
>>me and Ice our having..... You can E-mail at

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