01-11-2013, 03:22 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NC Mountains
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One of my uncles has a deaf golden retriever and was still able to train her with clicker trainer. Obviously, it wasn't with a noise clicker as that would just be pointless. Instead, they work with hand signals and then they have a signal that means well done. He has the hand signals for basic obedience and when she does the command his signal that is like the click is placing his hand on his chest. You can definitely look into that. As for recall, you can still work on recall but your dog may never be able to be off leash permanently.
For his recall, he has a vibrating collar, (not a shocking one) that he gives her a vibrate to get her attention and then signals her. They use a lot of sign language with her, it's almost like she isn't deaf.
You can use stomping, I've seen some people use a flashlight as signaling too, but I probably wouldn't use one, I wouldn't want something bright shining in my eyes.