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Deaf Dog Hand Signals

Tuesday, 10 January 2012  | 

These signs are not special or official. They are not from a book of signs. They are simply ones made up to use with my deaf dog Berkeley.

For more information about living with and training a deaf dog, please see Deaf Dogs.

Deaf Dog Hand Signs

This is only a very small sample. You can add to them and adapt them in whatever way you like. The main thing to bear in mind is that whatever signs you choose you must be consistent. Make a note of the signs you intend to use and maybe draw or photograph them. Put them on the fridge door or somewhere easy to view and stick to those signs.

To get their attention

To get their attention
Lie down

Lie down
Come here

Come here 
 Stay

Stay
 Go in the garden / do a wee

toilets
Walkies

Walkies 
 I'm going out (without you)

I'm going out without you
 Lets play / Get your toy

Lets play
Drop

Drop
Down

Down
 Bring it to me

Bring it to me
Eat / Dinner time

Dinner time 
 No / Stop it

No Stop it
 Someone is at the door

Someone is at the door
Sit

Sit
 Quiet / Calm down

Quiet
All done / Finished

Finished 

By Jenny Prevel

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