Remote Collar Training for Deaf Dogs | Chicago & the N

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"Come" is one of the most important and difficult commands to teach when training a deaf dog. You'll need to be creative in getting your deaf dog's attention, and then you'll need to have a reward ready that's worth trading in the remarkably interesting outdoor world to get. Many experts recommend a vibrating collar for training a deaf dog to come. The collar vibrates like a pager (it doesn't shock), letting your deaf dog know that you want him to come to you. Another attention-getting tool helpful for training a deaf dog is a flashlight. Almost anything that works in the realms of vibration, movement or light will aid in training a deaf dog..
Vibration Collars for Deaf Dogs – Deaf Dogs Rock
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When training with a remote collar, particularly the extremely adjustable Sit Means Sit Collar – the collar becomes your leash and your voice. You are able to redirect the dogs focus back on to you so that you can give the body cues/hand signals that tell the dog what you are asking. Reward is a huge part of our system to reinforce behavior. Using the remote collar with a deaf dog allows them to give you the attention to realize you have the reward to give them! DDEAF's List of Vibrating Collars - Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
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A vibrating collar is not the answer to your training problems. It is not a magical device that will make your stubborn or rambunctious pup pay attention to you. It is a tool that will allow you to better communicate with your deaf pup. Before you start working with a vibrating collar, there are some basic commands that your dog should know, especially before you move on to Step 3: Training the Dog to Respond When Paged. Your dog should be consistently responding to the following commands: sit, stay, and come. You can find explanations on how to teach these commands (and examples of what signs to use) on our page. A vibrating collar is used to get the dog's attention when he isn't looking at you, it doesn't take the place of any other basic training that your dog might need.The deaf dog is limited in that when distracted he has no way of having the handler regain his attention verbally. While leash and collar training is an option, some dogs, deaf or not, find leash pressure confrontational or confusing. While leashes are effective tools in situations like outside for safety, it is not realistic to have a dog drag a leash around the rest of his life inside and outside the house. Similarly, it is not realistic to use food exclusively to train a deaf dog – there will be distractions of greater value than food at times and if distance from the dog is involved – you better have excellent aim when tossing that treat!When training a deaf dog, it is crucial to have a clear communication system in your training approach so that the dog does not become frustrated. Deaf dogs “hear” through sight and body language so it is imperative that you have the deaf dogs attention in order to communicate with them. Sit Means Sit remote collar training for deaf dogs provides the best, most positive and most clear communication system available. At Sit Means Sit we have designed a new approach to using a remote collar for any dog as a reliable training tool regardless of age, breed or behavior. However, when we work with deaf dogs our unique approach to using the remote collar really shines. Perhaps one of the most important things you can do to make your training experience the most successful is to purchase a vibration collar. While there are a number of lower priced "vibration only" collars available to consumers, most are low quality and don't offer the variety of features that can make training dogs who are deaf much easier. We recommend the as an excellent option for training a deaf dog.