Queensland Heeler Question

I RESCUED "ELLIE" (WE BELIEVE SHE IS A HEELER MIX WITH PIT BULL), SOMEONE RETURNED HER TO THE...


I RESCUED "ELLIE" (WE BELIEVE SHE IS A HEELER MIX WITH PIT BULL), SOMEONE RETURNED HER TO THE POUND AFTER ADOPTING HER & REALIZING SHE WAS DEAF. WELL, I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER & TOOK HER HOME.IM NOT SURE HOW TO TRAIN A DEAF DOG.I KEEP HER ON A LEAD.IM TOO AFRAID TO LEAVE HER OUTDOORS AS WE ARE IN A VERY RURAL AREA, & THOUGH I HAVE A FENCED YARD, SHE CAN STILL FIT THRU THE GATES. SHE IS A LITTLE RAMBUNCIOUS, & TENDS TO "TRY" NOT TO LISTEN TO ME WITH HAND SIGNALS & I'LL BE DARNED IF I CAN GET HER TO PAY ATTENTION TO ME WITHOUT TUGGING AND PULLING HER LEAD. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HER OFF THE LEAD!! NOT SURE HOW I GET THE ATTENTION OF A DOG THAT CANT HEAR & I CANT EASILY GET UP TO GET HER TO GET HER ATTENTION, ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL, I AM DEVOTED TO GETTING HER TRAINED, DEAF OR NOT!!

    In Queensland Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 7/31/2012 12:11:33 AM
They make vibrating collars for deaf dogs. It works kind of like a shock collar, but does not hurt them. You press a button and the collar vibrates gently to get their attention.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/19/2012 10:16:09 AM