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Training Deaf and/or Blind Dogs

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Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm (EDT)
Cost: $25.00 for Members
$55.00 for Non-Members
Target Audience: Beginning Trainer, Intermediate Trainer, Advanced Trainer
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Training Deaf and/or Blind Dogs

with Jules Nye

Teach what are the common behaviors that owners want who have deaf, blind, or deaf & blind dogs using positive reinforcement. What are the "must do's" specific behaviors for each of these dogs. And how train each of these dogs to do those behaviors. How to teach a dog who is deaf and/or blind basic obedience cues, manners, social skills, and safety cues using positive reinforcement. Also learn when and how to manage dogs with these special needs. Basic learning theory using "outside the box" thinking to reinforce and communicate as well as practical examples. Just because a dog is deaf and/or blind doesn't mean his brain doesn't work. These dogs are just as intelligent as "Joe Normal" dogs, and training them just means using some critical thinking to be a creative problem solver. Learn how to use the other senses to train the most requested owner behaviors using positive reinforcement techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Communication challenges working with deaf/blind dogs.
  • What is not worth training?
  • What is vital to train?

Presenter Information:

Jules Nye has over 15 years experience professionally working with animals. She started out working with reptiles, insects, fish, and small animals when she was 14 years old, and began professionally training dogs in 1999.  She has been published in multiple magazines and web sites, and has spoken to sold out crowds to educate dog owners and dog trainers alike in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Jules Nye is a mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, a member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner, a leader for the American Red Cross certified in teaching Pet First Aid & CPR, recognized by the AKC as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator & STAR Puppy Program provider, considered a master pet sitting technician by Pet Sitters International, a level III veterinary assistant, and also has over ten years experience training other animals like cats and ferrets. Jules is one of the Mid-Atlantic experts when training a deaf and/or blind companion pet animal.



  • CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs 
  • IAABC: 1.5 CEUs 
  • KPA: 1.5 CEUs 
  • IACP: 1.5 CEUs


  • Professional Members: $20/Webinar
  • Full/Associate Members: $30/Webinar
  • Non-Member: $55/Webinar [Join APDT membership and save!]
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