Life with a Deaf Dog


Dogs that lose their hearing later in life have the advantage of an established relationship with their families; dogs that are born deaf face bigger, but not impossible, challenges. “In many ways, the challenge is for us to learn to teach them in another way,” says Jennie Willis Jamtgaard, Ph.D., behaviorist at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.