Using Other Senses To Enhance 

Your Experience Of Living With A Blind Dog

Living with a blind dog is more similar to living with a dog with a full complement of senses than you would think. 

A blind dog can be just as demanding in terms of attention, wanting their dinner and constantly wanting to play. However, living with a blind dog does require some adjustments to be made, especially where communication is concerned.

If you are living with a blind dog who has his full complement of other senses, then your job is relatively easy. This is because your dog will adapt quite easily by using their sense of hearing, scent and touch to communicate and react to you. 

Training can be completed with a whistle or with simple commands, but you may also want to use scents around the home to let your dog know where he or she can and cannot go. However, if you are living with a blind dog that also happens to be deaf, you will need to rely on touch and scent even more.

A blind and deaf dog may take a little longer to pick up commands because you have to use vibrations and touch to be able to alert him as to what you want him to do. 

It is important to maintain consistency and to start training as early as possible so that your dog feels comfortable right away. 

After all, living with a blind dog can be just as much fun as living with any other dog and you have the power to make the most of it!


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