Re: Deaf Bulldog
First let me start by saying, "Omg" Remi is beautiful, what a cutie.
I didn't realize Max was deaf till he was about 4 months old. Truth be told I didn't realize it at all, my brother pointed it out (of course, I was in denial at first..."he's young, doesn't know his name yet"...."he's a heavy sleeper" and so on).
It was hard for me to know he couldn't hear because from the moment I came home from work, he never left my side. I couldn't use the bathroom or even shower without him. He would claw @ the door & cry until I let him in.
Obviously I used my hands when I spoke to him, he learned how to sit, stay (doesn't always listen to stay) come & give his paw. I thought he was responding to my verbal commands but it was my hand gestures. I looked ASL to teach him to give (when he has something in his mouth).
The down side, he is very insecure. He loves people but doesn't get along with other dogs (I socialized him 3 times a week for 2 years). When he reached 2 years old he let it known he doesn't want any dogs near him & especially not near me.
The upside, thunderstorms, Fourth of July, no problem.
We don't even realizes he's deaf anymore. We can't imagine life without our precious baby boy.