Author Archives: Bernard Lima-Chavez


Positively Expert: Bernard Lima-Chavez

Bernard Lima-Chavez is a deaf dog pet parent, blogger, trainer and advocate who writes and works for deaf dogs, to raise awareness about their existence, needs and capabilities and to help them live rich, full, happy lives.

5 Ways You Make Deaf Dog Parents Crazy

Posted on: March 24, 2016 - 5 Comments

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

How One Special Dog Helps Heal a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Posted on: September 29, 2015 - 5 Comments

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.

Help! My Puppy is Deaf. What Now?

Posted on: August 25, 2015 - 12 Comments

What to do if your puppy is deaf

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.