Nancy Bovee Posted August 4, 2007 Report Share Posted August 4, 2007 My Gus has occaisionally not responded when called from a distance. I can't figure out if he's ignoring me (common) or reallyh can't hear me (that would be very sad for a dog like him). Today I called him from about 50-100 yards up in the mountains and he did not come, but then I could see he was running around looking frantically for me - I was calling and whistling, but there were many echos due to the mountain and a large windowed building, but still, it didn't look like he was hearing anything. He was sniffing and ran off in the direction we had come. Luckily a small boy who saw me looking for him in the crowd told me he where he was - inside the coffee shop where I often go in the morning (and, it wasn't a Starbucks, good boy!) My older dog is going deaf and I know what that's like, but how does one get hearing tested in a dog who can hear well at up to 50 feet? I'm going back to my 50 foot line to make sure my recall is intact, but I'd like to test him anyway. Any suggestions? I realize when we are just out in the hills that any really distant recalls are for both him and Earl (who has a dynamite recall when there are no sheep involved ;-( ) maybe Gus has just been responding to the movement and coming in too. (He doesn't usually wander that far if it's just me and him alone) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.