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Hi.

Welcome to my dog blog.

My dog can’t f*cking hear you.

My dog can’t f*cking hear you.

When baby Lucy didn’t seem to notice 4th of July fireworks I started thinking that she might be deaf. 

Having a deaf dog has its benefits and challenges. 

Positive: She doesn’t mind the vacuum at all!

Negative: She can be startled and disoriented if woken up suddenly.

Positive: She doesn’t bark at noises in the hallways.

Negative: She can’t hear us if we call her - off leash dreams crushed. ;(

Her deafness doesn’t affect her learning ability. She learns new tricks and behaviors quick. We use a thumbs up as a marker/clicker. Sometimes I wonder how much faster we could be if she could hear a clicker. But we don’t dwell on it.

Her anxiety is amplified by her deafness so we are always working on staying relaxed and having fun.

Can’t touch this (dog).

Can’t touch this (dog).

Oh wow my dog is barking at everything now.

Oh wow my dog is barking at everything now.