Meet Cookie! Cookie is an absolutely precious boy that is looking for his forever home. He is very well socialized, well mannered and knows several hand commands. Cookie knows hand commands for come, sit, stay, good boy, wrong, potty and go on. He loves to take rides in the car as well. Cookie is great off leash. He understands to check in if he gets a certain distance away. He would be a great agility or flyball dog as he is very motivated.
Why does Cookie need to know hand commands? Because he is nearly or completely deaf in both ears. He is currently being cared for by the nice folks at Companion Animal Network in Dallas, Texas. And is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.
Mum remembers the days when deaf dogs didn't have much of a chance in life. But now, through the efforts of many organizations and individuals, these pups that cannot hear can live a very healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. And they compete in sports and obedience, earn their Canine Good Citizenship awards, become wonderful therapy dogs and are cherished members of families throughout the World. All they need is a chance!
Check out these links for more information:
- Deaf dog activities.
- Visit with Gwydion, a happy, healthy, active, accomplished and intelligent dog whose ears don't work.
- A great resource page for info on deaf pups -includes informational websites, training info, message boards, sign language sites and lots more.
- Find out more about deafness in dogs.
- Search out a deaf dog in need.
- Learn how you can help better the lives of deaf dogs.
- Read about training tips for these special needs pups.
- Spread the word that being deaf, doesn't mean life is over.