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    New member - deaf puppy

    Hi everyone.

    We just purchased a 9 week old female Frenchie pure pup, her name is Helen . She was born stone cold deaf but we think we are up to the challenge of raising her as normal as possible .

    Happy to find this site !

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    Thank you for your warm welcome . I will post some photos indeed , hopefully in the correct spot . It was also a cry for help per se although we are not crying . Helen Killer has been a bundle of fun since we first picked her up October 19th . She is settling in nice . We have also in the home , a wonderful mannered 10 year old female Boxer/Pug who is teaching her well.
    And a 10 year old cat who has already put Helen in her place gently enough.

    What I was in search of here in particular if anyone else on this site has a born deaf per family member that would help us with any questions that may arise whilst raising Helen


    One thing I can share that I've noticed is that her peripheral vision is astounding.

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    Training Helen with hand gestures is not as much as a chore one would think it is. My wife Corina and I talk about each situation that arises and we try to use that amongst us so Helen is always getting the same directive. For example , when we go for walks we make sure that Freeda who is always excited for walks , catches Helen's attention . Thus getting Helen somewhat excited as well. At that point , we show our fingers walking to her in hopes that she recognizes that symbol. Man does she love to walk. And because she concentrates so much on your feet , at 10 weeks she is an outstanding walker already . Off leash I should add because Freeda is off leash and Helen will also learn the same way to walk, with more attention given also. But because she follows your feet so well as her guide , 90% of the time she is very near your steps .

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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    Welcome, Helen sure is a cutie.

    One of our past dogs lost her hearing as she got older, and I used signs with her. I think only challenges that we ever had were getting her attention when she was out in the yard during the day (at night we'd flick the lights off and on) or when she was in another room barking at something and we wanted her to quit. Only real solution to the second one was to get off our lazy tushes and get her attention. LOL
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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    Oh my, Helen is adorable! I really love the spot over one eye. We had a deaf dog when I was a child. She did very well. Basically she would come to us whenever we appeared. Whether that was because she thought our presence was to summon her or she just wanted attention, I’m not sure. But it kept her out of trouble. She would also respond to hand gestures. After a period of time I don’t think we dwelled on it much. She acted remarkably like a dog with hearing.

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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    Helen looks great. Congratulations on your new family member.

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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    She is adorable. I'm thrilled to know a special girl like her ended up in the right hands with people who are so devoted to her care :-)
    ~ Hattie ~ Mom to a Frenchie (Daphne), a Boxer (Sox), and a Tuxedo cat (Stella)

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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    Welcome!

    For what it's worth several of our grandchildren had no hearing issues but were taught signing early on; kind of amazing how quickly they caught on...

    especially more!

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    Re: New member - deaf puppy

    Congratulations! She will learn to watch you for sign language!

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    Welcome and congratulations on your adorable pup! She already sounds like she's better trained than my 6 year old Frenchie.
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    Last evening was a monumental event in the pet World at our house with Helen . Reek, offered up a spot on " the chair " beside her , as did Barney the cat later on that same nite . It was the hurdle we were waiting for from those two, accepting Helen into their flock. We are so much counting on them to help us educate Helen and they haven't failed us at all.

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