|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Sun Mar 13, '11 5:30am PST |
|I have a deaf mini poodle puppy. The only thing I would add is that they are not great candidates for the dog park, at least mine isn't. He can't hear when the other dogs are coming up behind him and he sometimes reacts by snapping at them. Since these are all dogs that know him they don't get snappy back, but I think it might be a concern with unknown dogs.
The only other issue I had shouldn't be a problem for you in that it was the puppy biting. He was terrible, he would just reach out and grab whatever, usually my leg, and my usually "yelping" obviously didn't work.
This guy learned really quickly to always watch me, even when he was playing with the other dogs, so getting his attention has never been an issue. I always have lots of treats with me so when I catch him looking at me, I give the hand signal to come and pop him a great treat...it is now automatic with him!
The final issue with him is that he barks LOUD! It is something we are still working on, but I suspect it will always be somewhat of an issue with him when he is playing, etc.
I tried a vibrating collar but he was terrified of the vibration so that didn't work for him.
I personally think it is much easier for a deaf dog to be in a multiple dog household. Good luck with him!!!!