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A friendship that requires no sound

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By Christina Summers

Man’s best friend is a term with no discrimination. Whether your dog is large or petite, obedient, or a little rebellious, you love them just the same. The unparalleled companionship between a human and their deaf dog is no exception.
It is a popular yet wildly misguided rumor that deaf dogs are unable to be a loving member of your family. Impossible to train, aggressive and unruly, and incapable of living a normal life are all stereotypes falsely attributed to deaf dogs. “Adopting any dog means that you are committing your family to providing a loving forever home,” said Dr. David Nelson, Clinical Associate Professor and director of Emergency Services at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “The handicap is not the determinant of suitability, but rather the training and assimilation that you are going to undertake.”
The biggest difference between a hearing dog and a deaf one is that you can’t use your voice to get the dog’s attention.
Training a deaf dog is not necessarily harder than a hearing dog; it just requires a different approach. “One key point in their training is that if they are not looking at you, they can’t receive feedback and they don’t know you have information to provide,” Nelson said.


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