I got a cute little guy from the local shelter and would like some help on training. He is doing really good with most stuff as I have 2 other dogs, but he does not understand to "hold it" just goes potty in the house whenever he needs too. Any suggestions???
Congratulation's on your new guy. My friend has a deaf dog & he is just the neatest dog. She has spent alot of time with him though. Teaching him different hand sign's. Depending on how old he is I agree with Savannah you just may need to spend some extra time with your pup & help them with the potty training issue. Maybe being deaf & in a new environment maybe a little scary to them as well. Give them alot of TLC and be patient I'm sure your pup will shine through for you.
When we first bought our deaf white boxer home. Man he had the worse time he cried and cried. He didn't understand to go outside with the other dogs and we had to learn dogs all over. He would take the hardest route with everything. We worked very hard on one on one training. taking him outside ever chance we got. we put a rope on the door and any time we went out we would have him pull on the rope which had a bell on it, he couldn't hear it but he knew to go outside to pull on the rope. then we he got older then we used more of the hand sign's. Hope this helps. good luck
Part of this is how old the dog is. If you know his habits, like when he wakesup, (if he' a puppy) take him outside immediately and stay with him till he goes. Same with after you feed him . Most puppies will poop right after you feed them, so once again take him out. If he's older, careful attention to his elimination habits will help a lot. For instance, he will go first thing in the morning. Reward him every time he goes out side, and when he goes in the house,perhaps the spray bottle, and take him out. You don't want to smack him, I'm wondering if a slight tap on the rump would hurt though, since you can't get the point across with your voice. Has he been Baer tested, and do you know for sure that both ears are 100% affected? Perhaps some repellant in the spots he seems to go in the house might help too.