Teacher, Trainer & Author
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
"Can You Hear Me Now? Training a Deaf Dog" with Elisabeth Catalano.
Owning a deaf dog may not be as difficult as one thinks. As humans, we rely
heavily on sound, but the deaf dog can force you to be more creative in your
methods and more conservative with your communication. Most inexperienced
handlers talk and use sound way too much as part of the training process. As a result, dogs become overloaded with stimuli and begin to tune out. They are quickly labeled distracted and inattentive.
This interview will explore how training the deaf dog will help you focus on
non-verbal communication skills and teach you to "edit" what you "say" so that your meaning is clear to deaf and hearing dogs alike.
Have questions? E-mail Pia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcript will be available shortly.