I'm brand new here and quite honestly brand new to using a forum. So please bear with me if screw up. One thing I'm not brand new at is dogs and training. I'm 51yo have had multiple dogs my entire life from mutts to Black Labs, Beatles, Akitas and GSD's I'm here because a few months ago I rescued a GSD that was dumped out in the country. He was starving and scared and pretty eaten up by bugs and ants ect. I'm guessing he is between 1-2 years old by his size and behavior. Still in that puppy stage. I'm not sure if he is 100% gsd but off he's not he's real close. Which doesn't matter to me other than to give you background. Now to why I'm here. He is partially deaf. He doesn't respond to voices or loud noises such as guns, fireworks thunder. You can get a head tilt from very high frequencies. I have taught him basic commands like sit and lay with hand signals. I have got a vibration collar and it is semi effective. It definably gets his attention but even on low setting all he does is come straight to me and sits or lays but as a reaction to collar not to hand signals. Imo the collar scares or confuses him. Are there any other options to get his attention at a distance. Btw this was a cheap Amazon collar. If that could be issue, died anyone recommend a higher quality or professional grade brand. Thank you for your time. I'll add a couple pics first one is the ride home when I rescued him. The second is at work with me and no he will not be an actual working dog but I am afforded the luxury of bringing him to work at times. Edit: let me add that the long distance recall is because I live in on 13 acres. He has a fully fenced in yard not the full 13 acres but large. He also has his own dig door to come in and out freely. He is not off leash outside of fenced in yard.