The White Dog Blog was started many years ago as a way to educate and inspire others of my journey with Treasure, a blind and deaf double merle sheltie. Treasure began the White Dog Blog, and since that time it has encompassed other specially-abled dogs and is now a sought-after site for information and inspiration to anyone living with, training, or rescuing blind, deaf, and blind/deaf dogs.
This resource will hopefully create an easy way to see the blog post topics all in one place. This is a perk offered to Uniquely Paws-Able students. I hope you find it helpful!
Debbie Bauer has 28 years of teaching and consulting experience working with dogs and their people. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is also a certified Healing Touch for Animals practitioner, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), as well as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal practitioner.
After teaching a blind and deaf double merle in 1991, Debbie made it her mission to educate others about the issues with merle-to-merle breeding, and the impairments it can cause. She is a highly sought-after expert and spends much time consulting with owners, rescues, shelters, and trainers around the world about working with dogs that are blind, deaf, or both. It is a special passion of hers to show the world that differently-abled dogs can live happy, fulfilled lives as part of a family.
Her blog is an outstanding source of information for anyone interacting with dogs that are deaf or blind/deaf. www.your-inner-dog.blogspot.com. Her website also has various articles pertaining to training and double merles, deaf and blind/deaf dogs. www.yourinnerdog.com.
Besides working with differently-abled dogs, Debbie also specializes in helping dogs that display fearful and reactive behaviors. She has many years of experience rehabilitating dogs rescued from commercial breeding facilities and hoarding situations that display intense fear reactions.
Debbie is the author of several books: Glimmers of Hope; Conversations with Gabe; Through A Dark Silence; and White Dog Blog. She has trained dogs in a variety of activities, including therapy work, flyball, herding, print and media work, obedience, agility, conformation, lure coursing, tricks and scent work. She has over 13 years of experience custom-training assistance dogs, including medical alert dogs, to match the specific needs of each person.
Debbie has a special interest in the holistic side of dog training and wellness. She has completed extensive training in Healing Touch for Animals, Tellington TTouch, animal communication, canine myotherapy, craniosacral techniques, Reiki, canine fitness, and several other modalities. She continues to expand her knowledge and skills to be able to offer the best to the animals and people she works with.