Hi From Phoenix Az

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tylerthegiant, May 9, 2013.

  1. sara Moderator

    Yes, that's exactly what you need to do... for anything, really, get it in the house, then move out to the back yard (you can work at dusk for a low light situation and still clicker train :), then move to the front yard, street, parks, etc.

  2. sara Moderator

    oh, and here's the clicker training for deaf dogs FB group. It was started by a VERY knowledgeable deaf dog owner (who knows a ton about merle genetics too!) It's brand new though, so not much activity yet... so the more the merrier!

  3. tylerthegiant Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I can see you have a true passion for these animals!
  4. sara Moderator

    yeah.... guilty :cautious: I prefer deaf dogs over hearing ones, and it sickens me that people kill them just because... so I will talk to anyone who will listen, about how awesome and easy they are :whistle:
  5. blacknym Experienced Member

    Welcome!! Your crew is gorgeous. :)

    So glad you rescue. My next dog will be a rescue for sure. :)
  6. tylerthegiant Well-Known Member

    Thank you blacknym, I have found rescuing to be very rewarding. I think I will always rescue from now on.

    Sometimes I talk about how nice it is that Lucas is deaf and people pretty much don't know what to say-like I've said something mean. He doesn't react to barking dogs in their yards, he doesn't get scared when the fire alarm goes off, he doesn't hear me when I root around in the kitchen at night (and then I open the fridge and he smells and food and feels the draft and he's knows food is involved). He's more sensitive to body language because he relies on it so much that he responds to my slightest movement or facial expressions. All those things are nice! And I don't think he has any idea he's deaf, so I can't say it's hurting him any!
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  7. moky adam Active Member

    Welcome! So glad you joined us!;)

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