So I adopted a deaf dog a year and a half ago, thinking she would be a challenge. Boy was I wrong. She is an amazing dog! I have trained more than 40 signs and have done demo's with her on adopting and training deaf dogs. There are alot of dogs born every year that are deaf. alot of them are killed as soon as the breeder finds out. Often the deafness is due to bad or unknowledgeable breeders. There is no need to kill a deaf puppy. I have become very involved with deaf dogs and rescue. I just thought we'd share our video's of our demo's here. If we can help just one deaf dog by our demo's we've been successful. Scout was housr from being euthanized at a pound because no one was willing to give her a chance. PLEASE consider adopting a deaf or otherwise disabled dog. they are well worth it and need loving homes too! Here's the first demo we did, last fall, Scout had been with me for 15 months at that point. It was at a SPCA fundraiser. we didn't show even a third of what she knows, but had alot of fun [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcHhWPFDFDo[/MEDIA] Heres the first video of our second demo at a Pet Expo, a week ago. Scout was very tired, after working the crowd at our booth all day. but she was still willing..... and my belt fell apart just before the video started.... rather embarrassing. but we had alot of wonderful feedback, and several people came up after and said that they'd never considered adopting a less than perfect dog and would next time [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73zAAaBuRAk[/MEDIA] Here's the last little bit of our second video, it got split up [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eZvO8krO5g[/MEDIA] I just thought I'd Share Scout's success, and her "amazingness" (if thats a word LOL) She is a brilliant dog, and I have been so lucky to have the chance to work with a dog like her!