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- DescriptionThere are more deaf dogs than you might imagine, enjoying life just as hearing dogs do. A lot of puppies that are born deaf are euthanised, but a deaf dog isn't significantly disabled; he still has his fine se and his eyes, which are far more important faculties to a dog. When a deaf dog misbehaves, it's usually t because he is aggressive or disobedient; generally, it's because his owner is unaware of the best way in which to communicate with and handle his dog. This invaluable book will sympathetically help owners of deaf and hard-of-hearing dogs t just to accept their loyal companions for what they are, but also explain how, with love and careful thought, they and their dog can get the maximum out of life, having fun and establishing an even closer bond as they help each other find new or adapted ways to live together.
- Author BiographyRaised in a family with dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and budgies, Jennifer Willms has always been an animal rights and animal welfare advocate. Having completed studies in literature, politics, cinema, and journalism, she became a board member of a local animal shelter; a post she has held since May 2008. Working freelance as a journalist and book author, Jennifer has published several books on living with dogs. At the moment she lives with her deaf Dalmatian, Chocolate, who inspired her to write a book about deaf dogs.
- Author(s)Jennifer Willms
- PublisherVeloce Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication01/07/2011
- SubjectPets & Equine
- Series TitleMy Dog is
- Place of PublicationDorchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHubble&Hattie an Imprint of Veloce Publishing Ltd
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight272 g
- Width170 mm
- Height220 mm
- Spine8 mm
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- goredba28 Jan, 2017by
Handy reference book for new owners of deaf dogs.
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- weelassie-nz04 Jul, 2014by
Give yourself and your dog, the love and confidence to raise your deaf dog.
We arrived home with my son's chocolate labrador puppy, Toby. Firstly, we noted that he seemed to sit in the middle of the floor to observe the three people in the room. We noticed he did not come when called, but would come if you patted your leg. Getting him outside through our sliding door was confusing to the dog, he followed the vibrations of the tracking wheels, and tried to go through glass, until we showed him the opening. By about day five, we decided to test him, and went to another room and called his name, no response, we used a squeaky toy, no response, and finally a VERY loud police whistle, but still no response. Next day we took him to the vet who agreed with us, he is totally deaf. Initially we were filled with anguish, about having a deaf dog, but my son chose to keep him, and we never looked back. We enrolled him for obedience classes and purchased My Dog is Deaf, to learn how we could best help him. We took him to the vet, who diagnosed his deafness as neurological, damage between the ear and brain, but as he is clever it proved to the vet he was not brain damaged, and he encouraged us to discipline and love him. On returning home, we looked at the safety of our section, and put a sign and photo on our front door advising people that "Toby our deaf dog lives here" thus, people will take care entering the front door, or give us reasonable time to secure Toby from access to the door, which leads to the street. We also attached "Toby is a Deaf Dog" to his lead, but it hasn't been that effective, as most people just want to pat the dog, and not read the message. A collar with phone number and Toby is deaf have been included, he has also been microchipped, a great lesson to those of us living in New Zealand, after watching the fall out from the Christchurch earthquake, when owners and dogs were sadly displaced as a result. We note that he knows when we are talking to him, he certainly knows if we are displeased with him, he looks the other way, or simply closes his eyes. Toby is an indoor dog, and the main difficulty we encountered was toilet training him, this took approx one month, the problem being when he voided and we said "No!" he either couldn't see us or hear us, but he never did faeces inside. As with all our other dogs, we took him outside to toilet on waking, and after eating/drinking, this helped and we were able to show him how pleased we were. He is adjusting to hand signals, as are we, but he does better than some of the other dogs at obedience, likely because of the fact my son has bonded well with him, as an indoor dog. We also strongly agree with the author that a deaf dog should not be put to sleep, but if you are aware, you should tell the buyer and discount the dog, if it has pedigree. We are so proud and love Toby to bits, but also consider his safety, especially the need to have him on a lead when out, as you can't call him back if he is behind shrubs or running away from you. I would recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves the owner of a deaf dog, it gives you confidence to handle the situation and make the most of your four legged friend. Blessings Diane Rogers 16 Rhodes Street, Waimate South Canterbury New Zealand email: firstname.lastname@example.org Read full review
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