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Bridget 01-08-2014 02:06 PM

leave it command for deaf dog
 
Does anyone know what signal I would use for the "leave it" command for a deaf dog?

brembo 01-08-2014 03:30 PM

I stomped the floor to get attention with my deaf dog. Does not work outside, but in the house it's very effective.

Baillif 01-08-2014 05:40 PM

If I had a deaf dog I'd get an e collar with a vibration setting and train him to look at me when he felt the pulses and then I'd give some sort of hand signal from there.

Mary Beth 01-09-2014 10:02 PM

I agree with Baillif on the e collar with a vibration. Gentle Leader has one that is used with deaf dogs. For the hand signal, your hand - palm up facing the dog, may work.

Shaolin 01-10-2014 02:58 AM

I agree, using the collar might be your best bet. The only other advice I can offer is that I use a signal of putting my hand under the dog's mouth and opening/closing my hand once. I lose my voice for several days during season changes and whenever I get a bad cold, so I built in hand signals into training for when I can't talk. I learned the signals from my mum who had several deaf dogs over the years.


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