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Old 09-07-2019, 07:02 PM
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More of a comment than a question, but ...

I used to have a beautiful Dalmatian that was born deaf. She was a beautiful dog, a liver spot with bright blue eyes. I trained her with hand signals (I also had a Lab that I was training for obedience competition, so it wasn’t as hard as it might have been). Tess was sharp, and was almost always focused on me. Even out and about off lead she’d keep checking in and looking for/at me and she happy a *really* good recall on her.

Inevitably someone would watch Tess look at me, me give her a Come Here hand signal, watch her come barreling at me, and say “Wow, she does so well for being blind!