Deaf Dog Training: How to Train a Canine Who Is Hard of Hearing?
There are many reasons why it is difficult to train a deaf dog. One reason is because they have different hearing ability than us humans. Another reason is that their hearing may not be affected at all by noise or other factors such as the environment around them.
The third reason is that deaf dogs do not understand our language. They cannot hear our words clearly. Therefore, it’s very difficult to teach them what we want them to learn.
However, there are some things which can be taught to a deaf dog. There are also methods which can be used if the deaf dog does not respond well to verbal instruction.
In this article, I will share with you some tips and tricks which can be used to train your deaf dog. These techniques include:
How to teach a deaf dog to sit, down, stay and come when called out by its name.
What is the best way of teaching a deaf dog basic commands like “sit”, “down” or “stay”.
The best way of teaching a deaf dog to come to you when you call it to you.
Teaching a deaf dog not to jump on people when it feels like giving hugs or wanting your attention.
Training a deaf dog not to bite or chew inappropriate items.
Teaching a deaf dog not to bark or howl without any reason.
Teaching a deaf dog not to bark or howl at other dogs nearby.
Teaching a deaf dog not to dig up the yard and destroy your home.
Training a deaf dog not to run away from home or get lost.
Teaching a deaf dog to walk on a leash without pulling you forward.
Teaching a deaf dog to stop attacking or biting people when they are near it.
Training a deaf dog not to pee or poop indoors.
Teaching a deaf dog not to pee or poop inside the house.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Canine hearing loss management (L Scheifele, J Greer Clark, PM Scheifele – Veterinary Clinics of North …, 2012 – vcut.org)
- Silent Commands: How to Train a Deaf Dog (M Coleman – The Hearing Journal, 2012 – journals.lww.com)
- Investigation of hearing loss in dogs (C Cox – In Practice, 2002 – inpractice.bmj.com)
- Can Your Dog Hear You? Perceptions About Canine Hearing Loss and Noise Exposure (N Jarmon – … : The Undergraduate Research Journal at the …, 2019 – digscholarship.unco.edu)
- Relationship between Deaf Identity and D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals’ Attitudes toward Hearing Dog Use (CA Miller – 2011 – search.proquest.com)