Training blind dogs
Luna is a French bulldog who cannot see.
Her owner brought her to me for a consultation with hopes of having her trained.
It was very apparent to me early on that Luna was very capable, and able to focus in great detail, despite the fact that she’s blind.
After working with her a little bit in our consultation, her owner and I were chatting while I was holding the leash and Luna was just sitting on my foot.
As I shifted my body weight, purely out of comfort on my part, Luna immediately turned ready to follow me.
Dog trainers need to “listen” to a dogs feedback
Prior to this Luna was following me during a little training test.
As we paused so the owner and I could have a chat, Luna’s brain was still active, ready and engaged.
This is a huge sign from a dog whether the dog is cited, blind is irrelevant.
A dogs adaptability is one of his greatest strengths and this is something I try to teach all my clients so that they can make the most out of their dogs.