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DogMom
01-23-2007, 09:12 PM
i relly need some advise guys. member the two pups i mentioned be4 that i was bottle feeding and having truble weening one? well, i've been watching them relly close the last week or so and i think the female mite be deaf. and then i started thinking about there whole lives and i realized a few things.

one she's never been relly loud. she used to cry when she was hungry and she still kind of does but not very often. she has never barked though.

i listen to them play and he will start screaming relly loud and cry and cry and cry and when i go to where they are i see her tugging his ears or biting his tail or something and he's still crying relly loud but she doesn't let go.

i notice that when i open the crate door in the morning if shes fasing the other direction she doesnt turn to see me until a few seconds pass. and i was thinking maybe like turning about the time she smells i'm there.

i make kissy noises at them to come to me and she doesnt come unless he does and even then its a few seconds later she finally comes.

i dont no what to do. they have to go back to the humane society in a week but if shes deaf they will put her to sleep and i dont want that but i dont no how to raise a deaf animal. how can i be for sure shes deaf?

Arazante
01-24-2007, 12:03 AM
Here is a site that may be of help: http://www.deafdogs.org/faq/

smiffy
01-24-2007, 05:27 AM
both of my dalmatians are deaf. this will help you with the basic training and then the skys the limit :)

http://www.deafdal.co.uk/Rescue.htm

this is dal rescue who i home check for. i have two deaf dalmatians from jan. if i can help in any way just give me a yell :) you will find some good training info on there :)

celtechfarms
01-24-2007, 06:14 AM
Where are you located? I know there are a lot of great deaf dog rescues in the US, we even have a few up here in Canada, I'm sure if you contacted them they would gladly test her and get in touch with your shelter to work out a switch of ownership. I'm sure they would be more then willing to help you out.

countrychic10
01-24-2007, 03:07 PM
There's a chance she could be deaf, but it's not the end of the world for her by no means. Deaf dogs are great...we see a ton of them in Great Dane rescue and many people who have owned the deaf Danes actually prefer them in the future. Like Smiffy said...once you get them through basic training the skys the limit. Here's a wonderful video clip made by a friend of mine. It's a clip of her dog Einstein who is deaf and was going to be put down by the breeder when he was a pup...(still a common practice amoung some Harlequin Dane breeders when they have white pups)

Anywho...enjoy the clip, I think it's great.

http://www.photoshow.net/scripts_main/build/player.php?show=OyBZNzAgg