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Features July 2018 Issue

4 Ways to a Happier Deaf Dog

Veterinarian Stephanie Borns-Weil, the Head of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, accustoms her new rescue dog, 12-year-old Dickens, to paying attention to her signing.

4 Ways to a Happier Deaf Dog

How to communicate with hand signsóand other tips.

Consider how you would feel if you believed yourself to be alone and then suddenly felt a hand on your back. Or if you didnít see any cars coming and stepped into the road, not having heard an auto screeching toward you from just around the corner. Thatís how it is for deaf dogs, either because they were born that way or lost their hearing over time.

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