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Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week 2018

What do pets who suffer from blindness, deafness, and have black fur have in common? They’re less likely to be adopted from shelters and are considered “less adoptable.”

by DogTime
September 3rd, 2018

Blind Dog Plays Fetch [VIDEO]

Kellar was originally trained to play ball with the commands “hot” and “cold”. We later added “warmer”, “passed it”, “left” and “right”. The process took about a week for the basic commands.

by DogTime
March 24th, 2016

Military Working Dog loses vision, finds new home

German Shepherd Asur is a distinguished United States veteran, a former Military Working Dog (MWD) who spent the better part of his life as a bomb-detection canine with the U.S. Marines. After serving his last year of duty in Afghanistan, it was time for Asur to return to the U.S.But for Asur, retirement brought with […]

by DogTime Staff
July 24th, 2013

Blind dog and “Seeing Eye” cat are inseparable

A blind dog from Wales is up and moving again thanks to his new buddy — a stray cat turned Seeing Eye companion.Eight-year-old Labrador Retriever Terfel was diagnosed with cataracts, a common eye condition that caused the lenses in his eyes to cloud over and become opaque. As his cataracts continued to worsen, Terfel became […]

by DogTime Staff
January 3rd, 2013

Blind senior dog rescued from river

When Dennis Carter and his wife came home to Florida last Friday after a short vacation, all they could think about was giving their beloved dog Elsie a hug.But when they called for her, Elsie didn’t come running, and after a quick search around their Hillsborough County home, the Carters realized to their horror that […]

by DogTime
July 9th, 2012

Blind puppy adopted by baseball team

Fans of minor league baseball team the Albuquerque Isotopes will have something new to cheer about this season in addition to the great plays on the field.The newest Isotope is a 6-month-old German Shepherd mix named Stevie Wonder, and he really knows how to work the crowd. The adorable pup has already become a hit […]

by DogTime
June 15th, 2012

Prepping your house for a visually impaired dog

Dogs can adjust to navigating around the house using their senses of smell, touch, and hearing, which all become elevated when they lose their sight. Use scent markers and mats with different textures to mark doorways or obstacles the dog could bump into. And you may want to block off any stairs in your house […]

by DogTime
May 3rd, 2012

Training a blind dog

When training your blind dog, make sure to use positive reinforcement and consistency in your commands and methods.Dawn Rehus, a certified pet training instructor, recommends using a clicker for training because it provides the dog with a consistent sound that he can associate with a positive reward. Clicker training promotes catching behavior; when your dog […]

by DogTime
May 3rd, 2012

Approaching and greeting a blind dog

Because a blind dog cannot see you, it is important to remember that she may be a little hesitant or defensive at first. “Most blind dogs are very sensitive to movement,” Dawn Rehus, a certified pet training instructor, advises. “People generally want to put their hand in the dog’s face or pet them right away.”Rehus […]

by DogTime
May 3rd, 2012
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