We love this post at A Dog And His Boy about the importance of speaking to your deaf dog as well as signing to him or her. We know there are many deaf dog advocates and lovers in our community and we wanted to pass this post along. Bernard explains the importance of speaking to your deaf dog because, as he notes, they pay attention to your facial expressions and body language and that helps them not only connect with you, but obey a command.
Read this post on the importance of speaking to your deaf dog. Do you have a deaf dog? Have you ever considered adopting one? What tips would you have for someone who is considering the adoption of a deaf dog? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.
(Photo Shutterstock: Down command)