Six Tips When Considering Adopting a Deaf Rescue Dogs BC
If you’re considering adopting a deaf dog from dogs for adoption Canada or from a rescue dogs bc, it’s not as tricky as you think. Here are six tips to help you give your dog the best support. Rescuing a deaf dog through foster care bc is extremely considerate of you as these are the dogs that most likely get looked over or past on, AND as well, they need the most attention and care because of their disability. You have a big heart to adopt and care for a deaf dog.
1. Since you probably don’t know many other owners of deaf dogs, consider joining a group or community, online or offline, like the Deaf Dog Network for support. Trust me, it will improve your chances of success dramatically. Being able to ask questions on the fly to experienced care takers in the foster care bc program will allow you to analyze your issue and resolve it quickly. Learning from others is always quick and easy.
2. Since your dog can’t hear, they’ll be trying to gather information based on your hand signals and gestures. Use them wisely,and create a sign language just for your dog. They will quickly learn to read you, and it will be lots of fun to communicate in this special way. Make sure they are looking! Some rescue dogs bc have different handicaps and some dogs for adoption bc do as well. That’s fine, they deserve love too!
3. Just because your dog can’t hear doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be talking to them. Help them gather information by reading your face. Do slow, engaging facial movements with lots of exaggeration and enthusiasm.
4. Remember that just because the dogs are deaf doesn’t mean they aren’t capable. Your dog will be one sharp cookie, especially if you treat them kindly. He will also be proud of his accomplishments and you should shower him with attention when he does something good and pleases you and makes your happy.
5. Be patient with your pal, they are just like any other dog, they just can’t hear. Persevere. Patience might mean having to explain yourself more to your rescue dogs bc or just might mean taking many more months to help your dogs for adoption bc understand what you are doing or saying.
6. It’s important to socialize your dog. Get them out there so they can learn the ‘rules of the road’. Dogs, in case you haven’t noticed, don’t use speech as often to communicate. Your dog will feel right at home playing with other dogs. Dogs use their other sense much more, especially their sense of smell. Deafness won’t hold your pal back from finding their way.
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