We are on reward-based training uses which gives rewards whenever your dog does something you want it to do. Treats, belly rubs, or other dog-pleasing actions are used to reinforce a good behavior.
They are custom-trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by physically alerting their partner to common sounds such as a smoke alarm, doorbell, alarm clock, telephone ring or child's cry.
As if this wasn't enough – hearing dogs have saved countless lives in their important role; fire alarms sounding at the dead of night, alerting them to the shouts of a loved one who is in peril, even saving their deaf partners from potential car thieves!
Hearing dogs are custom-trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing, they are working partners for people with disabilities. Hearing dogs are specifically trained to support the needs of severely hearing impaired people. They serve as their masters’ ears and provide the added benefit of companionship.
David grew up around dogs, primarily herding breeds, and loves the companionship they provide. He’s
hard-of-hearing and has been for 20+ years. With a master’s degree in nonprofit management and fund
development, he’s very much looking forward to supporting the deaf and HOH community with Your
Hearing Dog, Inc.
Robin loves all kinds of animals. She’s owned dogs since childhood and has a caring heart for them. She
brings the experience from her current job, Life Enrichment Coordinator for an assisted living
community, to Your Hearing Dog to lead event planning and fundraising activities.
Anj always had a soft spot for animals growing up, especially the dogs. That is why when she had the opportunity to use her talent in creating content and specialty in digital marketing to good use as she becomes part of Your Hearing Dog, she didn’t hesitate at all.