with a blind dog is more similar to living with a dog
with a full complement of senses than you would
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.
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.
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.
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
is important to maintain consistency and to start
training as early as possible so that your dog feels
comfortable right away.
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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