When it comes to deaf or hearing-impaired dogs, you can use hand signs to replace the verbal aspects of communication. In fact, whether you have a deaf dog or a hearing one, many now believe that body language and hand signals are better forms of communication than verbal commands.
If you see signs of deafness in your senior dog, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways you can still give your old pup a great quality of life, even if they can’t hear anymore.
The Central Nebraska Humane Society was struggling to find a home for a deaf Pit Bull, until one of the volunteers decided to teach the animal sign language.