Deaf Rescue "Keller Mae"
Keller Mae is the result of poor parental pairing, bad genes... At 2 1/2 years of age she was left at an SPCA where I had my name in after loosing my 13 y.o. Newf. I was called the day after Keller Mae was discarded by her previous owner(s) and went right in to meet her. With lock-downs quickly becoming stricter, I was not able to get her out of there until 2 weeks later and had to foster her until her spaying was completed which gave me some time to do my homework/research on the breed and on deaf dogs which I knew she was upon meeting her.
Now with me just over 1 year, my deaf girl has learned many commands and usually comes to me for security when she has a panic attack. She started using the agility ring early this spring and loves to go hiking and for car rides. Most of the time she keeps her cool when there is a squirrel, chipmunk, or other animal as I have been training her from day one that she is to move in appropriate fashion as I photograph them, I think it's similar to herding, but not... With better nutrition, boundaries set from day one, and strict follow-through of training commands, she has come a long way from not even knowing what "sit" meant a year ago and has normal bath-rooming habits.