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Monday, September 24, 2007

This week is National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week!

This week is National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week. In honor of these weeks we are bringing you some information about a really great organization - the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund.

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:

4 comments:

  1. Johann member I is a hearin dog too... I gotted my certification and everything.... my momma is deaf and I help her hear and stuff....

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  2. That's right Sammy! You are!!!!!! And thank DOG you are gonna be OK to help our your Momma! Whew!!!! You Rock Sammy (so does your Momma!) Licks, Johann

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  3. Johann
    Fiwst..Thank you so much fow stopping by and youw congwatulations
    NNEXT! What a wondewful sewvice these doggies give..thank you fow telling us about it
    I'd like to be youw fwiend
    smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  4. Tika says: We have a deaf dog in our agility club (the Bay Team). Oscar the Border Collie has earned a bunch of titles in USDAA, CPE, NADAC, and ASCA. When he does agility, he's not as fast as me, because he always has to watch his mom for instructions and he doesn't want to make a mistake, but I couldn't do agility worth a biscuit if I couldn't hear my mom, so I'm pretty impressed. And he's plenty fast enough to compete, plus is fast as any other dog when playing.

    -tika of Taj MuttHall

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