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    Thank you @kazzy220 I think the reason why she doesn't act deaf is "her" Pug Lycka... Lycka sits so she's in contact with Joey most of the times and when Lycka moves Joey knows something is up and she follows the Pugs lead. But I can't say for sure she's deaf, she might just be kinda lazy and independent... but I've tired a few things like making noises behind her back and so on and she doesn't react to it if Lycka isn't around I just want her to be as happy as she can be... she deserves it, she's so sweet and loving<3


    That means nothing .. I have a total of eight dogs ... and I would say that 5 of them listen attentively to every word I say. The other three look at me and most of the time ignore me ... guess what .. three of them are bulldogs!!!! If I had any delusions that i may be important, they take that away on a daily basis!!!!

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    Omygoodness @kazzy220 eight dogs that's awesome What other dogs do you have? We have besides the 3 bulldogs, 1 pug and 2 little chihuahua x jack russell mixes we got from the spca where we live My plan was 2 bulldogs but life wanted differently

    ...and yes a bulldog sure can make you feel like what you say have no importance what so ever
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    Omygoodness @kazzy220 eight dogs that's awesome What other dogs do you have? We have besides the 3 bulldogs, 1 pug and 2 little chihuahua x jack russell mixes we got from the spca where we live My plan was 2 bulldogs but life wanted differently

    ...and yes a bulldog sure can make you feel like what you say have no importance what so ever
    Apart from the three bullies ......... I have two miniature schnauzers, a lab mix, a shih-tzu poodle mix, and a schnauzer poodle mix!!!

    OH .. and a cat that thinks he's a dog..........

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    Haha @kazzy220 sounds like a wonderful mix must be lots of love in your house
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    Default Re: I suspect my girl is deaf:(

    i have had a boston terrier that somewhere around 8 years old went blind after seeing all he life. she was what i would say depressed for bout a month then it was on again. she adapted very well and was a happy dog the rest of her life so pets are so much more adaptive to things like this than us humans i would say. i would find out for sure and if so then there are signals and things you can do and well im sure you will work it out.

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    One of the members here posted that one way to test was to bang some pots loudly. Your bully needs to be alone though and not expect what you're about to do. If she doesn't react to the loud clanking, then you're probably correct about her hearing.

    We thought Punks was the same way. His ears were in horrible condition when we got him from his previous owners. We thought he had hearing problems before too since he didn't respond much when we call him. That was until recently when he noticed that we'd call him mostly for food or butt rubs ... he could be walking to a room that's on the other side of the house and he'd jump and turn around when he hears his name. Silly guy was just selective!


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    @Petra you are being a wonderful bully momma, and for that you should not beat yourself up over things you didn't have control over. Joey sounds like a very sweet very happy girl.

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    Thanks @Baconator and everyone I accidentally dropped a pot in the sink earlier today and it seemed like she reacted to it... I think she can hear certain noises, gonna try and figure out what, and how much she can hear. I've always made signs when giving food and calling them so she knows them already which helps
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    I JUST SAW THIS TREAD - (i havent had a proper chance to read it yet x)
    Joey deafness isn't something to be sad about , some might call it disability /handicap but i say it is ability
    Shy is deaf but all her ther senses working far beyond normal - she is a very alert dog and doesn't miss a thing - you wouldn't know shes deaf
    besided what you must remember that dogs in general dont understand English . or Italian in that case - they learn tricks / commands by constant repetition of the word for instance sit - so by replacing words with simple signs (i used made up sighs as they where easier for e to learn rather than ASL) you are basiigly going to go back to basics , and Joey will pick it up quick - i always remind everyone that this is not a disability , but ability - she will know what mood you are in too , and i think deafies are more like a vecro dogs -always around you xx if you gt any problems please do contact me
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    I have no personal experience with having a deaf animal, but I have friends that do... All of them were able to adjust to their environment very well, and they were very happy babies!!! My diabetic cat towards the end was blind, and as long as we didn't let him outside or move the furniture around he was fine. You would be surprised how adaptable animals are to their limitations...

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    Thank you @Pati Robins she's doing pretty good, I guess it's more me feeling bad for her and the wonder if I could have done anything to prevent it other than the drops the vet gave us but she seems to be happy and I have no real issues dealing with her. Once I get her attention I can get her to do pretty much anything as long as I'm holding a treat
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    Hi Petra,
    My love Max is 6 years old, he was born deaf. We didn't realize it till he was about 4 months old. Research shows there is a high correlation between white dogs (& cats) and deafness.
    Max is a bit insecure & clingy, he doesn't get along with other dogs (though I socialized him 3 days a week for 2 years), the vet says it due to his deafness.
    Today we don't even realize he can't hear, he is amazing. He lights up my world. Enjoy Joey, he doesn't know he can't hear.


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