Living with a Blind and/or Deaf Dog
Sharing your life with a blind and/or deaf dog can be rewarding, but can lead to some challenges.
The resources below can help you teach your dog how to navigate his world – and live his life to the fullest.
Living with a Deaf Dog: A Book of Advice, Facts and Experiences about Canine Deafness by Susan Cope Becker
A Deaf Dog Joins the Family by Terrie Hayward
My Dog is Deaf – but Lives Life to the Full! by Jennifer Willms
Living with Blind Dogs, second edition by Caroline Levin
My Dog is Blind – but Lives Life to the Full! by Nicole Horsky
Through A Dark Silence: Loving and Living with Your Blind and Deaf Dog by Debbie Bauer
Blind and/or Deaf Dog Organizations*
Blind and Deaf Dogs Guidebook | pawstoadopt.com/blindanddeafdogs
Covers common issues: housetraining, meeting strangers, positive reinforcement, calming methods, etc.
Deaf Dogs Rock | deafdogsrock.com
Adoptions, resources and support for those living with a deaf dog
Deaf Dogs of Oregon | deafdogsoforegon.org
Advocacy, education and owner-support organization.
Deaf Dog Education Action Fund | deafdogs.org
Education and funding resource for the purpose of improving or saving the lives of deaf dogs
Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona | amazingaussies.org
Adoptions, rescue and educational resources for blind and/or deaf dogs.
Australian Shepherds Furever | australianshepherdsfurever.org
Guidance and education for owners with blind and/or deaf Australian Shepherds.
Association of Professional Dog Trainers | apdt.com
Use the “Locate a Trainer” search tool to find a dog trainer in your area.
*The Oregon Humane Society is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed and is not responsible for the services offered. This is not a complete list. We encourage you to reach out to organizations on your own ask for details about training methods and practices. We recommend trainers that use force-free, positive reinforcement based training.
Need help? Call our free pet behavior help line at (503) 416-2983.