Jess arrived into our care after her owners could no longer care for her. She is an adorable, sweet little dog who would make a loving companion. Jess is deaf, so needs a patient and committed owner who is confident in dealing with the challenges and rewards that owning a deaf dog brings, as well as understanding her breed traits.
It is essential she has a secure garden, because if she tries to escape or explore further afield she won’t be able to hear you calling her back. This also coincides with her not being let off the lead. Her visual senses are heightened due to the loss of hearing, so training with and the use of hand cues is essential. This is already coming along really well, as you can see if you click here. There are other things to take into consideration around the home with a deaf dog so we recommend you research caring for a deaf dog before you complete the application form.
A little bit about Jess’ background: when she arrived with us she found the outside world visually overwhelming as she has never been walked regularly, however, it didn’t take her long to find her paws and enjoy the outside world. She does still have moments where she becomes a bit overwhelmed, so we expect this behaviour may been seen again when moving into a new home.
Jess would really benefit from a home that can provide her with plenty of routine and consistency to manage not only her frustrations but also being deaf. We have started crate training Jess here, we recommend giving her this safe and secure space in her new home.
On the lead she walks well and isn’t a strong dog. Around other dogs she lacks social skills and can become vocal, this behaviour is manageable if distance is kept between other dogs. She also loves her toys and playing off-lead with them in our enclosed exercise area. She is an affectionate dog and would love a home that can give her plenty of attention and love.
If you feel you can give Jess her forever new home and meet her needs, then please fill out and submit the interest form below.