Written by Colin Seal
Deaf Dog Training
Deaf dog training can be a little tricky; it comes down to communicating to the dog in a different manner. Training a deaf dog is just as easy as dog training for other dogs. The hard part is letting the dog know that you are ready to communicate and, GETTING THE DOG’S ATTENTION..
Read our tips below and leave a comment..
Our Big Leash Remote dog training collar has a vibration pager feature. Push the pager button to simply indicate to your deaf dog that you want his attention using vibration or the static stimulation that features different levels. The Big Leash Remote dog training collar is effective at a distance of up to 800mtr so you can let your dog off the lead in the park or at the beach. Go here for more Dog Training Collar Reviews.
Jan shows us how.
Our dog training video of Jan and her Blue Heeler-cross, Cooper shows how Jan was able to teach Cooper some great hand signals but Jan needed to get Cooper's attention (especially when off lead in the park) in order to give him the commands.. Cooper has been deaf since birth and has responded well to deaf dog training tips.
We met up with Jan a couple of months later, so Jan was happy to give us a report which appears at the end of the Video. Jan got some FANTASTIC RESULTS after using the Big Leash Remote dog trainer..
A great method of Deaf Dog training is using hand signals to give commands. Training a deaf dog to sit, stay, come or any other ‘tricks’ is a matter of getting the dog's attention, giving the command (the dog following the command) and rewarding the dog.
You will find that a deaf dog is just as able to respond to hand signals as other dogs are to verbal commands. The key, like any other form of training is being persistent and consistent.. then the same principles of training a dog apply.
Stomp On The Floor...The dog will be able to feel the vibration through the floor; particularly if it is wooden. Once he knows the ‘indicator’ they will look to you for instruction.
Frantic / discreet waving to catch your dog’s eye will work – but this may be a bit embarrassing if in public and may not work if the dog is not facing in your general direction.
You could use a ‘retrieve ball’ and throw it in front of the dog’s line of site to catch his attention and hopefully he will retrieve the ball for you and come back.
Don’t despair if you find you have to learn some deaf dog training methods. Once you get your dog’s attention; whichever way you decide to train your deaf dog you will find that you will develop a fantastic bond.
The relationship you will build is probably even better than the one other people may have with their dogs..
After all if you were a deaf dog and found someone that takes the time to communicate with you, wouldn’t you feel more bonded and connected to that person?
Maybe we should all take some lessons in developing our own unique methods of communication to strengthen bonds between us and our loved ones..I have a few of my own little unique communication tricks with my kids and loved ones>. Do you?
If you have any experience in dealing withTraining a Deaf Dog then feel free to leave a comment. We would love to learn more.
After all.. we do train dogs as assistant dogs to help with deaf people.. so why not return the favour when you can..
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