sweet_ceana Posted January 9, 2009 Report Share Posted January 9, 2009 This is Abby: She is a BC X Aussie mix, and tends to move like a BC. We had a 3 month old with some eye and crouching/ stalking (with one leg up!) Poke and Ceana while they played ball. Tripp hates toys and he gets very angry when he sees them so he was not out for this extravaganza. She just came home with us this evening and is our brand new 3 month old foster. They said they tested her hearing at the shelter and she is fine... I disagree. I think she was taking her cues from the other pups. We can clap yell, make squeely high pitched noises and we get no responce. Everyonce in a while she'll look at us calmly, but no real reaction. Chris has even snapped his fingers behind her ears and we get no responce. If she can hear, it can't be very much. Obviously "AHH," is not going to work as an attention grabber. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on raising and teaching a deaf pup? What is the best way to teach her "no." We worked a little tonight on eye contact. I would touch her nose and then move my finger to my nose and she got snuggles when she made eye contact. It worked well, but she is 3 months old so she has the attention span of a nat. After 5 minutes it was time to let her brain relax. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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