We've Added Another Deaf Pack Member To Our Family!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by sara, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Anneke Honored Member

    Wow, he is stunning!!!

  2. Gordykins Experienced Member

    So... this must be a really stupid question... but how do you clicker train a deaf animal? I always thought they had to hear a click?
  3. sara Moderator

    Thanks all!

    Easy, you clicker train with either a light or a hand signal. Scout was trained using a thumbs up and Mouse, Boo, and Munch are trained using a little LED keychain light

    Here's Mouse's first session learning to "read a book" You can see the flashes of light.
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  4. Gordykins Experienced Member

    Makes sense! Thanks for the adorable demo too :)
    I just hadn't thought of hand signals and things like that as clicker training before. One of the other foster moms who I know had a foster dog who was hard of hearing, and she used a thumbs up. The trainer had recommended a laser pointer until she learned that chasing the laser pointer was the one thing that really made this dog light up... so she suggested that she kept the light as a playtime thing, and just used the hand signal.
  5. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Daw he is so cute!!!
  6. Mr-Remington Experienced Member

    He is such a cutie! I love his eyes!

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