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Thinking Outside the Box: Visual, Tactile, and Non-Auditory Communication with (Deaf) Dogs

May 7

11:00 am PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: CCPDT, IAABC, KPA


In this presentation we’ll discuss the history of deafness in dogs and review how working with means other than verbal cues can enhance your communication and training skill set.

We will review the basic behaviors which can help positively increase the human-animal bond and set everyone up for success. Also, we will talk about how to teach and modify behaviors in the most effective manner focusing on non-auditory means of communication.

Presented By:

Terrie Hayward, CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Terrie Hayward (she/her) is a Certified Professional Behavior Consultant, animal trainer, the owner of PAW-Positive Animal Wellness, and co-founder of Pet Trainer HQ. She specializes in working with deaf dogs and dogs suffering from canine separation anxiety.

Terrie holds a master’s degree in education, is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and faculty member. She is also certified by the Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and is a Certified Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (CDBC).

Terrie works with families and their animal companions, presents workshops, travels, and consults focusing on positive reinforcement interactions and modifying behavior through applications in behavior analysis. She has authored two books, A Deaf Dog Joins the Family: Training, Education, and Communication for a Smooth Transition and Your 10 Minute a Day Dog, and is co-author of the new book Grooming Without Stress: Safer, Quicker, Happier. She has written behavior and training articles for Bark’s Magazine, Grooming Business, Pet Business, Deaf Dogs Rock, and the Karen Pryor Academy.