Hi, I am the proud owner of two boxers. Our oldest is a 2 1/2 year old fawn male named Rocky. We got him when he was 6 weeks old (we were told he was 8 weeks at the time). And we got our newest addition this weekend, an 8 month old white female, whom we have named Marie. (Both of our dogs are named after characters from the Rocky movies). So far Rocky and Marie are doing WONDERFUL together. Marie is deaf and seems to be learning a lot from Rocky so far. Marie was being given away by a friend of a friend of a friend because their son was allergic to her hair. Marie knowns a few hand signals (sit, stay, to your bed) but needs work on them and needs to learn more. But she has a terrific demeanor and is very loving. Rocky is very affectionate as well.
Rocky is the instigator in getting Marie worked up and playing. He seems so fascinated with her and doesn't want to leave her alone. She doesn't seem to mind too much. However, Marie thinks that EVERYTHING belongs to her. Rocky is very passive and lets her take anything away from him, however if he get close to something she has, she snaps at him. We have been quick to try to correct this and she seems to know that this behavior is not acceptable.
So if anybody has any advice or pointers for teaching/training deaf dogs, it would be much appreciated.
Welcome to the forum...We have a few members that have deaf Boxers and the hand signals seem to be the most effective learning tool....I actually find they work better with hearing dogs as well Look forward ot hearing more about your babies and we love pics, so don't be stingy