When training your deaf dog, don't ever have the mentality that because she is deaf she can't do something. A deaf dog is capable of doing anything that a hearing dog can, except for hear!
We wrote previously about what you should start with when you're training a deaf dog, but now I want to touch on something I see many people doing wrong! It's something they don't even think about, but it's a critical mistake that's easy to fix.
I have a few tricks up my sleeve for maintaining sanity in a multi-dog household. The one I use most often is solid name recognition which I use to let individual dogs know it is their turn for reinforcement.
Every dog and every breed or mix of breeds come with their fair share of stereotypes. When you take on a dog, you take on their stereotypes. It's up to you whether or not you dispel them.
When it comes to training a deaf and blind dog, there is very little information available. This video is a simple how-to for training a deaf and blind dog to sit.
It’s Because of You that We Need to Drink For some pretty obvious reasons, living with a deaf dog is different than living with a hearing dog. Communication is an important example. Humans instinctively depend on our voice to communicate but since our deaf dogs can’t hear us, we forge ahead and learn to use Read More
I've been asked many times, "Why deaf dogs?" and it's a good question. In searching for the right words, I’ve been thinking a lot about my deaf dog Edison and the deep connection I feel with him.
We humans do like nagging our dogs! Whether or not the dog has been trained to 'obey commands' or 'respond to cues' depends upon the method of training, but some people can't drop it once the word has been learnt. They seem unable to resist constantly directing their dog.
Ultimately, what I’ve realized is that living with and training a deaf dog isn’t harder, it’s just different. Here are a few tips to help new deaf dog pet parents get started. I hope these help ease your anxiety and fears during this transition.
This is Keller. Keller is a double merle Australian Shepherd. If you don't know what that means, it's okay, we'll teach you. Keller was born deaf and vision impaired as a result of her parents breeding. Keller came into our lives as a 7 week old puppy with a pretty sad beginning. At 5 weeks Read More
Close your eyes and think for one moment what is the one thing that you absolutely love to do? No-one has to pay you for it, no-one needs to ask you to do it….it lights you up, makes you feel alive, excites you…. and if you could do it right now you would do it Read More
If we love our animals, why do people find it acceptable to cause them pain or fear just for the sake of ‘training’?
We rescued Marley, a double merle deaf Australian Shepherd, when she was just under a year old. She was one of several available puppies at a rescue, and we were the only ones that considered her.
Starring myself and dog trainer/heartthrob Nando Brown, my new Crufts web series takes you inside the dog show, and will test how much you know about dogs and the history of Crufts.
Victoria Stilwell Positively is honored to have the following distinguished guest bloggers contributing regularly to this site. World-class behaviorists, trainers and veterinarians are among those blogging, as well as some amazing individuals representing organizations and movements helping to make the world a better place for both dogs and people. Here you will get a unique Read More
Below is a list of all It's Me Or The Dog episodes, and their descriptions: Territory Season Ep# Title Air Date Description UK 1 101 Jimi & Duke 8/31/2005 Victoria helps a family of desperate pet owners get their misbehaving dogs Jimi and Duke under control. She meets a couple whose house has been taken Read More