A Hearing Dog is a dog
that deaf people have. Hearing dogs alert their owners whenever
the doorbell rings, baby cries various other noises.
The dog alerts you by physical contact, and then leading
you to the sound or lying down in an `alert signal` position. There
are three stages of training.
The Hearing Dog’s history
is very interesting. For
example, the root of hearing dogs started in Minnesota in the year
1974. Also, you must be at least 18 to have a hearing dog. If you
cannot hear basic sounds, or more, you may qualify for a hearing
What kind of dogs can
be a hearing dog? Most people ask. The breed groups are Terriers,
Alarms, Companions, Retrievers, Spaniels, and other herding functional
breeding groups. If this does not answer your question you can go
Did you know that Hearing
Dogs love their work? Hearing Dogs are very positive socialization
training, advanced soundwork training, and home placement training. First, the dog goes to a volunteer puppy socialiser’s home
to get used to the people, crowds, traffic, trips to the vet, and
loud noises. The dog
also attends puppy-training courses to learn obedience.
The dogs that pass the
first stage then do advanced soundwork training that takes four
months. In this stage
the dogs learn specific responses to certain sounds. The dogs are
specifically trained to work as a team with their owner.
The last stage takes
place in the owner’s home.
This stage takes three months.
The trainer helps acquaint the owner and the dog by going
with the owner and the dog everywhere.