Wow-that did happen fast-I'd probably just double check with the vet to make sure there wasn't a physical problem. But probably isn't?
Kramer also cannot hear thunderstorms or gunshots, which is nice. He CAN hear treat bags however.
I am not sure the depth of his hearing loss because he does throw out some of those confusing mixed messages!
I use a high pitched voice when I call him in the yard. Or if I want him to do something quickly.
I try not to touch him without warning, as he jumps-so I show my hand first. His vision has been getting worse so this is getting to be a challenge!
I still use hand signals even with the vision thing. Wide, sweeping hand signals!
I wonder if high "tinkly" bells can be used in some way? I wonder if they can hear those loud clickers? It's not like you really want to do a lot of training though-just so they know what is happening and don't get confused or scared, really. And if they associate those things with treats with whatever you want to do, that might help. Or a laser light just to get her attention.
I bet there are lots of things we've never even thought of that would work. There are sites for dogs who are deaf, too, that might help.
Kramer is also more nervous around the other dogs-and that comes out in a snappy way, but they are fine with it and I see them trying to be careful most of the time. He has snapped at me by mistake if I brush against him, thinking I am one of the dogs-but if she's not like that to begin with, I am thinking she'll be fine.
Sense of smell, touch, taste, vision-am I missing any? Use what is left of those is all I am trying to do. It's a challenge but every little bit helps, right! Good luck to you and Sheba.