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Sometimes changes in a dog’s sight or hearing will leave him unable to respond to commands he previously understood. In these cases, you may need to reteach a behavior from the beginning in a way that compensates for his disability. Try the following steps to reteach “sit” to a dog that is going blind:
Clicker training is beneficial for dogs who are going blind or deaf because it precisely pinpoints the moment your pet does something correctly. A conventional clicker can be used to teach a sit to a dog who is going blind; for a dog who is going deaf, replace the clicker with a vibrating collar.
Clicker training is one of the easiest methods to teach advanced training concepts, such as retrieve or roll over, to a deaf or blind dog.
Shakira not only has been able to cope with her blindness, but she seems to have just as much zest for life as she did in the days when she had her full sensory capability. Having previously trained behaviors has helped Shakira to communicate with our family and has given her the ability to understand what is being asked of her, which has fostered an environment of protection for her as she learns to trust my family’s direction and let them be her eyes.
Did I mention that Shakira still gets to enjoy her first love — fetching the tennis ball? She does it all by smell and voice direction from my dad. Check out this video to see her amazing ability.
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Shakira, a blind Golden Retriever, can still retrieve despite her disability.
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