Sharing our passion for the love and care of deaf dogs.
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Considering a deaf dog?

Deaf dogs make amazing pets.  They are not harder to train, just different.  In fact, raising a deaf dog will make you a far better dog owner. Apprehension is fine, help set it aside by reading the following:

Know a deaf dog in need?

One of the main focuses of Deaf Dogs Rock is to help find homes for deaf dogs in need.  If you know of one, please contact us immediately so we can get the dog listed and help spread the word.

Have a  success story?

Happy Tails is where we share success stories about deaf dogs.  Brighten your day by reading a few!  If you have a success story to share we’d love to feature you here, please contact us for information.

News and Updates

  • Eleanor -  NY
    Eleanor – NY
    Meet our Deaf Dogs Rock Star of The Day Eleanor! From Ryan: This dog came to me from a friend who is moving and can’t keep the dog. I agreed to foster her and try and find her a permanent home. I would keep her but I too am moving to the city and won’t be able to. She is a very sweet dog, that loves people and loves to cuddle. She is not totally deaf but my as well...
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  • Semi's Happy Tail
    Semi’s Happy Tail
    If you have not met or seen Deaf Rocker Dog Semi you will be delighted in seeing this Rock Star of A Dog. In the dog word she is considered the Gene Simmons of Rocker Dogs. When you read her story and see her photos, you will understand the Gene Simmons reference. This story is told by her human Farrah Marx. According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and Bowie, Semi totally ROCKS! ~ Christina, Nitro, Bud and Bowie Be...
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  • Kim - Good Dog University
    Kim – Good Dog University
    It is people like Kim Balboni who hold fundraisers for Deaf Dogs Rock that helps us do what we do. This year along her team raised enough money for DDR to sponsor 10 deaf dogs into rescue! She is a rescue warrior in every sense of the word. Kim did her first fundraiser for Deaf Dogs Rock in honor of her beloved deaf dog  Sherwood called Sherwood Forest Tree of Life fundraiser. Kim is the owner and operator of Good...
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  • Deaf Dogs Can Learn As Well As Hearing Dogs
    Deaf Dogs Can Learn As Well As Hearing Dogs
    When it comes to training deaf dogs, they can learn just like hearing dogs with just a slight tweak in the training program. When training a hearing dog, you would use verbal and visual commands. When training a deaf dog, you would use hand signs for visual cues to replace verbal commands (although I still talk so my deaf dogs can read my facial expressions). Many trainers of hearing and deaf dogs combine the verbal with facial expressions along with...
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Training Tips

  • Deaf Dogs Can Learn As Well As Hearing Dogs
    Deaf Dogs Can Learn As Well As Hearing Dogs
    When it comes to training deaf dogs, they can learn just like hearing dogs with just a slight tweak in the training program. When training a hearing dog, you would use verbal and visual commands. When training a deaf dog, you...
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  • Does Your Dog Know the "Wait" Command?
    Does Your Dog Know the “Wait” Command?
    Why is it so important to teach your deaf and hearing dogs the “wait” command? Because a dog knowing the “wait” command can keep your dog from dashing out the door, jumping out of the car when you least expect it,...
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  • Tethering Your Deaf Dog
    Tethering Your Deaf Dog
    Let’s talk about tether training. Tethering training is clipping one end of a leash to your dog and the other end of the leash to your belt. This training is great for deaf and hearing dogs alike. When Nitro was around...
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Success Stories – Happy Tails for Deaf Dogs

  • Semi's Happy Tail
    Semi’s Happy Tail
    If you have not met or seen Deaf Rocker Dog Semi you will be delighted in seeing this Rock Star of A Dog. In the dog word she is considered the Gene Simmons of Rocker Dogs. When you read her story...
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  • Angel's Happy Tail
    Angel’s Happy Tail
    Angel is my second deaf dog. She has an older brother, Pirate, who is also deaf, and the two of them are inseparable. They do everything together, including getting into mischief! Pirate was kind enough to show Angel how to jump...
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  • Luna Earns Nose Work Title
    Luna Earns Nose Work Title
    Written by Stacy Diaz Luna (formerly Mushroom) was one of 12 pups. She and her entire family were in a high kill shelter in SC the summer of 2011. A local rescue claimed two pups: Luna and her sister; the rest...
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