The Sense-Ability Method for Blind Dogs with Deb Bauer
The essential step-by-step program that allows your blind dog to thrive in life.
It can be an emotional time when your dog loses their vision. Whether it happens gradually or suddenly, to a young dog or a senior, it takes time for everyone in the family to adjust. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the changes and not knowing how to best help your dog. There is lots of advice out there, but not all advice works best for each and every dog.
It's time for the Sense-Ability Method for Blind Dogs! This is a program set up to give you all the information you need to know all in one place. I won't give you just one answer to fit all dogs. Instead, I'll take you through evaluating a variety of solutions and help you implement the best choice for your dog and situation. Setting up the environment and helping blind dogs to navigate safely is certainly on everyone's mind, so this is covered in depth as well as how to implement and use environmental, verbal, and touch cues to help your dog feel safe and confident moving around your home, yard, and on adventures with you.
Dynamics can change in relationships with other people and animals in the home and the blind dog. We will explore this and how to help everyone in the home make the transition to living with a blind dog. Blindness affects all aspects of a dog's lifestyle, so we dive into communication, daily living, play and exercise, enrichment, staying home alone, and so much more.
This program is presented to you with an extensive library of pre-recorded and written material so you can dive right into the areas you need most. But giving you information is not enough to ensure that you and your dog can successfully navigate through this transition to blindness. So I will also schedule 6 weekly zoom sessions with you, so I can help you choose and implement the parts of the program that will support you and your dog the most at that moment.
If your dog is going or has gone blind, or if you are adopting a dog that is already visually impaired and want to know how to set them up for success, the Sense-Ability Method for Blind Dogs will provide you with an easy-to-follow program with all you need to know. And, if your dog also has a hearing impairment, this program is easily adapted to that as well. I have decades of experience with both blind and deaf dogs and live with my own blind/deaf dogs, so I truly understand your needs and how to adapt the program so your dog can thrive.
I can't wait to start working with you!
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.