A dog owner wrote to Slate’s pet advice column called Beast Mode and the dog owner was asking about how to potty train a deaf doggo. The dog owner said it seems like she cannot get the dog to pee outside and she is going crazy.
– A deaf dog was recently adopted.
– The owner asked for advice on how to potty train the doggo.
– Christina Lee, the founder of…
The dog is only 10 months old and was recently adopted. The dog owner did not know that the dog was deaf until a vet confirmed it. The dog has “successfully peed outside twice” and peed on her rugs all the other times.
Per Nick Greene of the pet advice column, he said that the process will surely take more time since the dog owner has had the doggo for only 11 days. Greene also contacted Christina Lee, the founder of Deaf Dogs Rock for a more solid advice. Lee shared, “I train all my hearing dogs exactly like I would train my deaf dogs, but instead of verbal cues I use sign cues, and instead of the sound of a clicker to mark correct behavior, I use a visual marker like a thumbs-up.” Lee added that deaf dogs trust their human’s hands so it must be used for redirecting and never for punishing.
Lee also said that the dog owner should not be discouraged because deaf dogs in training have advantages since they do not get distracted by noise.
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