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After Being Abandoned 5 Times, This Deaf Pup Finds His Home And Learns Sign Language
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After Being Abandoned 5 Times, This Deaf Pup Finds His Home And Learns Sign Language

A ten-month-old deaf Staffordshire puppy Ivor had a rough start in life. Due to his disability, he was abandoned by 5 families before even reaching the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

The pup had trust issues, but the staff at the RSPCA Centre showed him enough love and attention and Ivor turned a new leaf as a trusting and sweet dog.

In December Ivor found his forever home with Ellie Bromilow – a woman, who fell in love with the dog despite his deafness. “He’d already learned the sign command for ‘sit’ and ‘come’ from the staff at the RSPCA center, but now he knows lots more like ‘lie down’, ‘stay’, ‘all gone’ and he’s learning ‘roll over’,” she said to express.co.uk.

“Having a deaf dog is just like having a hearing dog. We still speak to him as we sign and I chat to him a lot – even though he can’t hear a word.”

Ivor has a huge personality. He loves to go for walks and has a great sense of smell. “We use that for games to keep him occupied. We hide lots of treats around the house for him to find.”

It’s so nice to know that after such a rough start, Ivor now has his loving forever family.

More info: Facebook (h/t)

A ten-month-old deaf Staffordshire puppy Ivor had a rough start in life

Due to his disability, he was abandoned by 5 families before even reaching the RSPCA

In December Ivor found his forever home with Ellie Bromilow – a woman, who fell in love with the dog despite his deafness

“He’d already learned the sign command for ‘sit’ and ‘come’ from the staff at the RSPCA centre” said Ellie

“Now he knows lots more like ‘lie down’, ‘stay’, ‘all gone’ and he’s learning ‘roll over'”

“Having a deaf dog is just like having a hearing dog”

“We still speak to him as we sign and I chat to him a lot – even though he can’t hear a word”

Ivor has a huge personality

He loves to go for walks and has a great sense of smell

“We use that for games to keep him occupied. We hide lots of treats around the house for him to find”

It’s so nice to know that after such a rough start, Ivor now has his loving forever family

Take a look at Ivor doing the signed commands

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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4 years ago

beautiful pup, so glad they found the right owner for them.

jenna
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4 years ago

Nice that you're still talking to him. He can feel the vibrations of your voice through the bones behind his ears. He feels the love of your voice. And what a lovely dog this is! Good for you both!

Crazy Cow Lady
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4 years ago

Any well trained dog (hearing or not) should be able to learn and respond correctly to non-verbal commands. It's all a matter of training. Glad the dog found a good home.

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4 years ago

beautiful pup, so glad they found the right owner for them.

jenna
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice that you're still talking to him. He can feel the vibrations of your voice through the bones behind his ears. He feels the love of your voice. And what a lovely dog this is! Good for you both!

Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
4 years ago

Any well trained dog (hearing or not) should be able to learn and respond correctly to non-verbal commands. It's all a matter of training. Glad the dog found a good home.

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