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Imagine you have a hearing puppy. When he is very small, you talk and talk and he has no idea what those sounds mean. You have to teach him, through repetition and positive reinforcement, that those sounds have meaning. It is the same when you start teaching signs to your deaf dog. It takes repetition for him to understand what you want. This also applies to teaching your dog the meaning of the vibration. Most people who have introduced a vibrating collar to their deaf dog got one of two responses, and sometimes both. Either the dog totally ignored it, or he was slightly startled and looked around for the source of the vibration. Don't worry. If your dog seems to ignore the vibration at first, it doesn't mean the collar is useless or defective.
Long before the invention of vibration based systems I had to dealwith the issues of training a deaf dog with a remote collar. It hasbeen my experience that some hunting dogs tend to have substantialhearing loss as they reach "old age."
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A Vibrating Deaf Dog Caller Collar
All DogWatch systems feature a warning signal, which alerts your dog that he is approaching the boundary. Our standard collars use an audible alert. While this option works for most pets, it is not the best option for pets who are hard-of-hearing or deaf. That’s why we created a Vibration Receiver Collar. The collar’s vibration warning is perfect for older and/or hearing-impaired dogs. Your pet can quickly learn to stop at the warning signal before he reaches the hidden wire, just like his hearing counterparts.All dogs need training - they just need to learn what each sound or gesture means. No one would assume that just because a dog can hear that he will come running back to you if you call him. You need to train the dog to respond to your voice commands. The same applies to a deaf dog. You have to teach him to respond to your commands. The biggest difference between a hearing dog and a deaf one is that you can't use your voice to get the dog's attention. If he is across the room or across the field and doesn't look at you, you can't yell to him, direct him, or summon him back to you. If your deaf dog gets loose, it can be a terrifying experience - will he look at me? If he doesn't look at you, you can't communicate. These types of experiences, and the wish to be able to better communicate with deaf dogs, has lead to the development and use of the vibrating collar.Please note that a vibrating collar is not needed to train a deaf dog. It is a training tool, not a magical device that will cause your dog to respond to every signal you give him or her. It will not help your dog to learn anything you want to teach him. It simply gives you a way to get your dog's attention when they are not looking at you. Many deaf dogs have been successfully and completely trained without one.A vibrating collar is not the answer to your training problems. It is not a magical device that will make your stubborn or rambunctious pup pay attention to you. It is a tool that will allow you to better communicate with your deaf pup. Before you start working with a vibrating collar, there are some basic commands that your dog should know, especially before you move on to Step 3: Training the Dog to Respond When Paged. Your dog should be consistently responding to the following commands: sit, stay, and come. You can find explanations on how to teach these commands (and examples of what signs to use) on our page. A vibrating collar is used to get the dog's attention when he isn't looking at you, it doesn't take the place of any other basic training that your dog might need.