with a blind dog is not something most people envision
when they first think about getting a new pet. But did
you know that living with a blind dog does not need to
be any more difficult than living with a sighted dog? (especially
if you get a blind puppy)
puppies are often born that way so the adjustment
process is a lot easier than had your pup once been able
to see. This makes the process of taking a blind puppy
home easier because they won't miss what they never had.
are some things you need to take into special
consideration when living with a blind dog.
puppy needs to be trained, socialize and learn how to
live with no sight within your home so you have to be
aware of all these factors that may affect you. For
example, you need to train from day one, as you would
with any dog, but emphasize the commands rather than the
actual visual actions.
puppy will need to feel (rather than see) what he needs
to do. Similarly, he will rely much more on hearing for
just about everything he does. Therefore, buying squeaky
toys and rattles for your puppy will help to educate him
when living with a blind dog, socializing your puppy is
must encounter humans and dogs alike so that he feels
comfortable around both and does not experience
behavioral issues later in life.
sure that the dogs he meets have a temperament that will
not cause any conflict because you need his first
encounters with other dogs to set the tone for future
encounters and to put your puppy at ease.
those initial days, you will find training and
socializing becoming easier.
definitely worth every moment in the long term.
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