I’ve noticed that dogs are often blind to certain things, so I often ask dumb questions. I’ve even asked a dog to walk me down the street in a dark alley, but he’s blind to that as well.
It’s not that blind dogs don’t recognize signs, it’s more that deaf ones are less likely to hear them. When a deaf dog hears a particular sound, he’ll often ignore it completely. This is because he doesn’t recognize the dog as a member of his family, but to him the dog is just a dumb animal.
The same is true of deaf dogs. You know its a sign, its deaf. Their perception of this is more specific. For example, as you get older, it is more likely that your hearing dog will start to recognize your voice, but its still possible that your deaf dog might hear only a faint whisper of your voice.
Like many more animals, a deaf dog has many more senses than a dog with normal hearing. This is especially true for dogs with a language barrier. For instance, dogs with spoken communication may not know when you are talking to them, or might not recognize your voice.
Dogs that can’t hear our voices might have many more senses than normal hearing dogs, but they might also be more likely to mishear or mispronounce our words, or fail to understand our conversations.
Many deaf dogs can also be trained to do tricks. For instance, a deaf dog might have a harder time doing jumping karts as well as a blind dog can.
That’s the difference between a blind dog and a dog with a language barrier. A blind dog can still see you, but you can still talk to them. A deaf dog might not be able to hear you at all.
Now that we have a better understanding of the limitations of a dog who is deaf, we can put into practice what we learned earlier today, that being able to talk to a deaf dog can be useful. In the video above, we’ll be talking to a deaf dog named Poppy. She’s a deaf dog, but she will respond to both a verbal and an auditory command.
The video was actually funny. If you’re a deaf person who is trying to communicate with a dog, I really recommend you get a dog with a speech-based language. It might be something as simple as a sentence, or just a series of sounds. For example, a dog that is deaf and blind might say “Here’s a bone.” Well with a dog that has a speech-based language, you can say “Here’s a bone.
The dog talks to Poppy. You can also use the DogTalk app for your phone.