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Friday, 26 April 2013

How do I train my hard of hearing pup?


my 16-week-old Border Collie pup Mabel is partially deaf, my vet is referring her for a hearing test so we know how much hearing she has.

I am using lots of hand signals in her training, I wondered if any body had any experience and tips on training a hard of hearing pup.


Debbie Broadway, via Facebook


  1. Hello...Does anybody run training classes for deaf dogs?In rescue we often have deaf dogs arrive but struggle to get support regarding training them.

  2. Hand signals make a good replacements for verbal cues, and a flashlight is a good visual marker, instead of a clicker.

    Other than that, training a deaf dog is little different to training a hearing dog.

    Perhaps check on the Deaf Dog Network website to see if they can recommend a trainer local to you who can help you train your pup using force-free methods.