Skip to comments.Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language
Posted on 05/11/2014 10:07:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
A 3-year-old pit bull is headed to a new home with a special family that can relate to her. Both the dog and her new owner are deaf. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on May 11, 2014.
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This just goes to show that deaf people can be stupid, just like hearing people, although this is a special kind of stupid.
Next: Blind man brings home blind unseeing eye dog.
Just keep the kids away.
‘Toothless man brings home chewing-mouth dog.’
I think this is wonderful for both of them.
One of my dogs went deaf and it turned her into a real pain in the ass. She’s sleeping right behind me as I type, snoring up a storm.
All my dogs are taught hand signals at the same time they learn voice commands.
Comes in handy when they get really old.
I have a mixed reaction to this. To the good, I’m glad they adopted the dog and that he has a loving home where he is appreciated. Being able to understand at least some sign language will be a useful thing. On the other hand, a dog can be so much more than a companion and a pet. The sense of hearing of a dog is so much more than that of humans, and this could be the difference between getting a crucial warning that something is awry or not. An approaching severe storm or tornado, someone trying to break into the house, a car roaring up out of control from behind them while on a walk, and so on.
Stop it! You love your doggie!
You can’t get a deaf dog’s attention if it’s not looking at you. If it’s sleeping, you can’t get its attention without startling it.
My dog sleeps in front of my FIL’s chair. He can barely stand up, yet he has to navigate around the dog with his walker, or run into it, which, come to think of it, is probably why the dog is so startled when I wake her.
If I couldn’t hear, I would want a dog who could hear, so nobody could sneak up on me. It’s a home security issue. I sure as hell wouldn’t get a deaf dog out of some kind of handicapped solidarity, even if sappy emotional people went goo goo over it.
I’ve recently taken in a dog, he’s very smart but in a manner that can be frustrating at times. He looks for all the world like a miniature Chocolate Lab but many of his behaviors say Border Collie to me. He’s extremely attuned to gestures. I’ve never, ever heard him bark, not once. Sweet, smart boy, and my female Walker Hound loves him, even when he’s trying to herd her about, unless he nips her ears too hard, then he gets schooled and hard, lol. He walks up behind me when I’m walking, goes in between my legs and walks along with me there. No idea what that’s about, but he seems quite pleased about it.
All my dogs are taught hand signals at the same time they learn voice commands. Comes in handy when they get really old.
Makes sense. But if I were deaf, I'd want a dog with excellent hearing (and eyesight).
Is the dog deaf?
No, he alerts to sounds, even subtle ones. He can hear carpenter bees outside the window and goes to watch. He just never barks, he’ll come up to me with a quizzical look in his eyes and nag me to go see whatever it is that he’s heard. He’s probably a little over a year old and was not at all trained in any manner when I got him.
Is the dog deaf? No
Then why'd you bring it up?
Gestures. Is that a satisfactory answer?