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denium
11:14:11 Wed
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Good Morning Everyone..........
Sure would like to talk to anyone on here that has a deaf boxer. We all know how stubborn boxers can be and to have a deaf stubborn boxer, well you can imagine.
I sure Love my boy and I am so glad we rescued him. He is about a year old now. I got a book on signing and he has learned some signs. He can hear some sounds, like high pitched sounds and low sounds. I do think that he has selective hearing though, if you know what I mean.
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Hi Denuim

I saw in your "hello" thread in Who's Who that your Gus was deaf. Sounds like you are working hard on him! Personally I have never come in to contact with a deaf boxer, but knowing how stubborn they can be, I should imagine he keeps you on your toes!!!

There are a couple of people on here who have experience of deaf boxers, and I am sure they will be able to give you the benefit of their efforts!

Good luck and keep up the hard work. Sounds like Gus has really landed on his feet, being rescued by you!

Where are you from - you didnt say in your hello thread?


  
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Hi Denium
Yep we have couple members with deaf Boxers who would be more than willing to help you. Gus sounds lovely - we love pictures. Have you got any to show us?
Looking forward to hearing more about Gus.
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My deaf white understands some basic hand signals and gets around very well. He's very visual. With all of that he still has a stubborn streak, even when he knows what I want..

  
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Hi Denium

The breeder we got our first two boxers from has a deaf boxer and they get along just fine with signing - however they do also have three others which i am sure helps as he can follow their lead. When i visit them it is sometimes hard to remember that he can't hear.

I think almost everyone on here would agree with you about the selective hearing - Its a boxer personality trait!!!!!



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23:27:08 Thu
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:spinsmile:

Hi Denium

We have a white deaf boxer called Tash. Sounds like you are making every effort to ensure Gus has the best restart in lefe that he deserves.

What I will says is that it wasn't until tash was 2 that she really started to "mature" and her stubborn and destructive streak subsided.

Signing is a personal thing and I would recommend using signs that Gus picks up on as often as possible and obviously rewarding good behaviour. When he is mischevious or if he is ever destructive we found that with tash the best technique was a repeated NO or leave or away sign to communicate you are not happy.

Avoid at all costs any sign of agression and try and always maintain eye contact and get down to their level.

Tash responded really well to our positive attitude, we have avoided any form of physical contact when she has misbehaved, usually the sign we use to let her know she is in the bad books is more than enough. Generally she is a reall sweety, very gentle and now she has matured very well behaved.

All I can say is hang in their, be consistant, reward good behaviour and just shout if you want advice or a moan - were all bonkers on here but we will try and help.

Take care and good luck

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Sorry the last post was me

Paul aka Gingerboy

  
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Paul....slightly off the subject I know....but did we ever find out what your secret was??????? :smash6:

  
denium
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
I am in the northern part of Indiana, United States.
Gus is like a little kid. When he is doing something that he isn't suppose to be doing, like trying to steal something off the in table, I will tap him. He then will freeze and he won't look at me, because he knows I will give him the NO or STOP sign. I have to keep tapping him with my fingers or take my knee and gentle touch his hip. He will finally look at me, I will sign NO or STOP, sometimes both, all depends on what he is doing, he then gets this look like, darn, I knew she was going to say that. It just cracks me up, sometimes I have to turn around so he doesn't see me smiling or laughing.
And, when I introduce a new sign, he will sometimes just stand there and you can actually see him thinking, trying to remember what it means. Of course, when he responds correctlly he gets lots of kisses and hugs and a big thumbs up. He is a riot. I love this dog so much. God has truely Blessed me.
We have another boxer, a fawn male, Hooch, and they are buddies, plus 3 other dogs. Hooch is a super boy and he looks out for Gus. He has taught Gus the boxer burn and tag.
One thing I have to be careful of is when I let them outside, is to make sure that Gus comes in with them. One day, not to long after we rescued him, I called in the dogs and Gus had his back to the door and was looking into the woods. He didn't hear me call or see the others running in. I stood at the back door waiting for him to turn around. When he did turn he started looking for the other dogs, not knowing they were in the house already. Gus actually started to panic. He turned his head back and forth and started turning, almost spinning, around looking everywhere in the yard for them. The look on his face was fear and panic. I went out running and waving my arms to get his attention. When he finally saw me you could see the relief on his face. I felt so bad. I would have never guessed that I would see such emotion in a dog. He was so glad to see me and the rest of his doggy family. Now he watches them much closer and I make sure he never gets left alone like that.
:wave: See ya later, Denium

  
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Denum
Sounds like he has found his heaven home with you!
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kerrigan
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Owww Gus sounds like a right wee sweetheart, Rocky panics if we go out of sight his wee face is a picture & so heart wrenching
Yvonne

  
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Hi Denium

Re: When Gus is facing away from you and starting to look panicked.

We taught Molly our brindle who can hear to retrieve Tash - obviously not literally as in pick Tash up and bring her back. Basically we tell Molly to "tell Tash" and Molly will respond in several different ways depending on where we are.

1. In the house Molly will gently nuzzle Tash if she is asleep to let her know she is missing out on something which could be food, somebody at the front door or let her know we are going for a walk.

2. when out on a walk Molly will perform what I call a "fly by" when Tash is looking away from us and I need to get her attention. Basically Molly runs upto Tash at full speed, runs around her so that Tash see's her and then Tash follows her back to where I am.

As you mention though you will find that your other dogs will look out for Gus, Molly is very defensive of her little sister and does not take kindly to other dogs that may be aggressive towards Tash. I have found Tash to be very submissive as she cannot hear and Molly is obviously aware that Tash is not quite the same as her and as such does a lot of things that suprise visitors to our home.

Don't know if Gus does this, but Tash watches Molly like a hawk and is able to judge most situations via Mollies body language. Ultimately I am sure Hooch and your other dog's will start helping out in small ways tht will ensure Gus knows exactly what is going on in your home and when out on a walk.

Good luck and good to hear from you again.

Paul

  
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Secrets is for keeping :wink:

But seriously, no you didn't.

So for those of you that may have already guessed and those that are still puzzled we have another 2 legged baby on the way in July :spinsmile:and this time it's a boy :roundnround:.

It will be nice not to be the only male in the house, but ultimately so long as all are happy and healthy thats all that really matters.

Apologies for the thread hi-jack Denium.

Paul

  
denium
11:37:53 Sat
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Congradulations to you and your wife Paul. I don't mind the Hijack,especially when it is such good news. My daughter has 6 children, 5 boys and finally 1 little girl.
Now back to the subject....Good Idea, I will have to teach the others to get Gus. Gus does watch the others like a hawk too.

  
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Denium - Last week I met an adorable little deaf Collie girl. She was lovely. Very friendly. How is the training coming along?

Helen

  
denium
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The training is coming along fine. Gus is a smart boy. It only took about 15 minutes to teach him the sign, "where's your bone". The only problem is that he is so stubborn and if he doesn't want to do something, he won't look at you. If I could only describe that look, everyone would just crack up.
God Bless, Denium

  
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You will have to try and take a photo of "that look". Im sure most of us know it well!!

We have a sofa bed. Its very popular. If Rosie is on it and Katie wants on it, she sidles up behind Rosie and either gets in behind her or on top of Rosie. Either way she manages to shove Rosie off onto the floor. Boxer stubborness!!
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kerrigan
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Think we all know that look heehee
yvonne

  
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You must have the patience of a saint to cope with a deaf Boxer

  

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