A Puppy Foundations Class (blind and blind/deaf puppies)
Set your visually-impaired puppy up for a great life with this fun and informative puppy class!
Class is now available to purchase any time - you and your puppy can jump in and get started without waiting!
This 4-week virtual puppy class is tailored specifically for puppies with low or no vision. You will learn how to adapt teaching and socializing strategies to keep your puppy feeling safe and happy. Class utilizes positive reinforcement teaching methods and helps you to set your puppy up for success from the start. You will teach good manners and learn how to deal with common puppy behaviors such as chewing and mouthing. It's important to keep blind puppies safe while also encouraging their self-confidence. Fun games and activities will help your puppy along this path.
Your instructor is recognized internationally as an expert in working with blind and/or deaf dogs and their people. You will get the unique opportunity to work alongside her as she teaches her own new blind/deaf puppy. You'll learn her tips and observe teaching a blind puppy in real time.
Class consists of weekly live zoom sessions and an online toolbox full of tips and resources. Pre-recorded videos and classes allow you to work along at your own pace between live sessions with your instructor. Zoom sessions will be scheduled with you once you're registered.
This class is suitable for blind and blind/deaf puppies up to 6 months of age.
Deb is an internationally recognized expert in working with blind and/or deaf dogs. She teaches people to communicate effectively with their visually and/or hearing-impaired dogs to teach them effective life skills, fun tricks and to ensure a happy and wonderful quality of life. She has published several books - perhaps the most well-known book about living with and teaching blind and deaf dogs is Through A Dark Silence.
Deb Bauer has over 30 years of teaching and consulting experience working with dogs and their people. She is a holistic dog behavior and well-being coach. Deb assists and supports people who wish to give their dogs the very best lifestyle possible, meeting their needs, and also creating calm, well-behaved companions.
In addition to her focus on blind/deaf dogs, Deb has extensive experience teaching and competing with dogs in a variety of activities such as therapy and assistance work, agility, obedience and rally, media work, scent work, and more. She also has extensive experience rehabilitating dogs showing excessive fearful and reactive behaviors, such as those from commercial breeding facilities and hoarding situations. She regularly works with rescues and shelters to assist with getting dogs ready for new homes.
Deb holds multiple certifications in areas of training, behavior, wellness and well-being. This allows her to offer you and your dog the most useful and comprehensive plan for success. She is committed to continuing her education to stay up to date on the most current research and information to bring to her clients.
For a full bio and other resources, please visit www.yourinnerdog.com.