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National Deaf Dog Awareness Week

September 18-24 is National Deaf Dog Awareness Week.

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is an annual event designed to promote the needs of deaf dogs and educate potential and current owners on how to live with and train deaf dogs. It wasn't so long ago that deaf dogs were considered untrainable, but today you can find deaf dogs in all levels of dog sports, including agility.

If you live with a deaf dog, or are considering bringing one home, here are some helpful resources:

Deaf dogs can learn sign language, just like humans who are deaf or suffer from significant hearing loss. Here's a heartwarming story of a deaf little girl and the deaf dog she adopted. Enjoy!

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