Just came back from the vet. Hoping it was wax in ear canal but no. My 11-year-old lab is deaf. Hunting season right around the corner. any suggestions on how to handle?
I had a lab that went def at 13. Back then I had outside dogs. Every morning I had to knock hard on the house 50% of the time he would wake up other 50% I would to knock again. Every morning I don’t know if he would wake up. At 14 he’s sight started going. He didn’t leave my side for fear of losing me after that. He was the best duck and pheasant dog I have ever had or hunted with. We hunting with guys who’s dogs were field trail champs and he out did them all. Man I miss that dog. RIP Harley
sorry I got off track but this brought back memories…
I had a Golden who I had suspected was losing his hearing. Fortunately he was quite responsive to hand signals and his hearing loss wasn’t a problem. Well, that is as long as I had eye contact or more crucially, that HE wanted eye contact. I would make eye contact and motion for him to do something, mostly just a “come here” motion, and if he didn’t feel like doing whatever it was, he just looked away and acted like he never saw a thing. It was really rather amusing watching him see me but look away instantly like he hadn’t. He was old and harmless, so his stubbornness was more entertaining than a bother at that point of his life.