Update on 5/28-2012: Wally has been adopted and he is happy and healthy in his new home. Congratulations Wally!
Update 5-13-2012: Wally had an ADOPTION PENDING. Thanks to everyone who shared his link for Wally. You all ROCK! Wally is a young neutered male Shih Tzu that is approximately 1.5 years old. Wally was born deaf but that doesn’t hold him back from anything! He is a brave boy who isn’t afraid of anything. He is a sweet boy who is great with kids, cats and any dogs! He loves to cuddle but he does love a good game of wrestling. Wally is working on being able to communicate when he has to go potty. Wally has a wonderful attitude that will keep you laughing for hours!
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Fill out on-line adoption application at http://www.nebraskanokill.org/page3.html and email it to email@example.com. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Potty Training Tip from Christina: There is a trick to getting a deaf dog to go potty outside. Always put the deaf dog on the leash to go out and potty while he is being trained. This way you can get his attention and give him the ASL letter “T” for Toilet. If the dog is put on a leash while you are training him there is no way he can run around smelling everything while you are trying to get his attention. By having him on a leash, he is with in reach of you to tap on his shoulder or jingle his leash to look at you. Once you get the dog’s attention, then you can give the dog the “T” sign. Once the dog does go potty, he can get rewarded by coming off the leash to play in the yard (that is if it is fenced). When the dog gets really good at going potty every time you just give the dog the “T” sign. Once you get to this point, then you won’t need the leash any longer. The deaf dog will automatically go when you give him the sign. This worked perfect for my deaf dog Nitro. Now when I give him the sign he goes right away. Good luck.