hehehe, this is tuff ad confusing, i'm not sure there is anyway to call a deaf dog if he is out of sight. I think you aren't gonna be able to let the dog out of your site as much anymore. My german Shepherd was very old and it became deaf and went out into the road one morning, and that was it. She's was a great dog. But now, if I were you I would take extra good care of it.
If he IS deaf, you will of course have to teach him sign language....vibrating collars can also be useful in situations where your dog is not in sight of you.There is a wealth of information on this site: http://www.deafdogs.org Good luck :)
First off you need to teach him hand signals. Most dog trainer will be able to help you with this. For they usually use hand signals with their own dogs for compattion (sp) obedience. As for when the dog is out of sight. Getting an electric collor and setting it to the low level will help in this area as well. You will need to teach him what the collar means when you use it just like you need to teach him the hand signals. Once he know the signal for come then use the collar and give him the signal. He should then associate the vibration of the collar with the come command. There is a lady in our area that has a deaf Setter and she has taught her how to hunt using hand signals and the collar.
WOW AMAZEING , I HAVE A DEAF CHILD & THAT WAS & STILL IS A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIANCE, BUT FORTUNETLY THEY HAVE SURGERY TO HELP WITH PEOPLE NOW & HE IS DOING FANTASTIC . DO YOU KNOW IF THEY HAVE SUCH A THING FOR DOGS?
I have heard of people teaching the dog to respond to the vibrations they feel when you stomp on the ground. I dont imagine this method would work outside (always keep your dog on leash outside) and I am not sure if this would end up confusing the dog if you clomp around the house (may be more of an issue if you have kids) I have also heard of people using laser pointers and shining it infront of the dog to get their attention. I think that a vibration collar or very gentle shock collar would be a good idea too. P.S. please turn off the caps lock.
I don't know. First off I would see about having him tested and see what they say. Then you can ask if there is anything medically they can do for him. I know I fostered a blind puppy that they took to see a specialist about having them operated on, but they were told because of the way he had lost his eye sight they couldn't help him. He was a great dog and love very much anyway. He was a Irish setter mix.