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Hearing Dog Attends Church

 

Douglas my hearing dog goes almost everywhere with me.  Lately he has been attending church services as well.   Usually he just sits next to me on the bench or on the floor and listens to the service.  Occasionally I’ll give him some dog bones during the service to keep him busy.  He is very well loved by the church members.

 

 

 

Douglas Goes On Vacation With Me

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Good afternoon everyone. My summer has been going great. Just recently I took my hearing dog Douglas to Ohio with me. We went out to eat at some restaurants and he came with us. While he was there, he was quiet and behaved pretty good. He never barked in the restaurants. Now he responds automatically to the doorbell, phone, alarm clock and smoke alarm. When I’m not wearing my hearing aids I can’t hear a thing. So it is very helpful that he is here to notify me of those sounds.

You might want to read more about my hearing dog below.

http://www.bubblews.com/news/4789670-the-crate

http://www.bubblews.com/news/4677927-bubbling-away-from-home

http://www.bubblews.com/news/4432941-their-big-dog-came-charging-at-us

ASL Social Event At Mississippi Mudds

 

 

 

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http://www.bubblews.com/news/3862402-asl-social-event-at-mississippi-mudds

Today I went to Mississippi Mudds to attend another ASL social event.   You can read about it by clicking on that link above.   There I greeted some hearing and deaf signers.  We got to chat in sign language the whole time.  So that was something that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  The restaurant was right by the river. I thought the view from there was quite beautiful.  Some day I would like to go back there again on a nice day for lunch.

Hearing Dogs: Teaching Douglas Sign Language

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http://www.bubblews.com/news/3841539-hearing-dogs-douglas-understands-sit-in-sign-language

A while ago I received a wonderful hearing dog named Douglas from IHDI .  You can find this agency on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/internationalhearingdog.  As I was training him I signed some commands to him such as sit.

He has been good at remembering some of the words I signed to him.  He is a very intelligent dog.  You can read more about this on bubblews by clicking on the first link above.

Hearing Dogs: More Articles About Douglas

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Well it’s good to be back again for a short while.  Right now I am still in the process of training my hearing dog to notify me of sounds I can’t hear at home.  He is doing very well and I am very proud of him.  When I go to sleep at night, I take off my hearing aids.  Without them on I can’t hear a thing.  So it’s really nice to have him here to help me out.  Aside from all that, I have been walking him everyday.  So I am out of the house a lot taking care of this dog.  I hope you enjoy my articles on Bubblews below.

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3144163-security-guards-notices-dog-in-stores

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3420228-hearing-dog-crossing-the-canadian-border

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3446309-hearing-dogs-sticking-up-for-myself

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3231955-hearing-dogs-sharing-moments-of-joy-with-others

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3543198-not-going-unless-he-goes

 

About My Hearing Dog

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As you know over two weeks ago I received a hearing dog. I found him in the International Hearing Dog Inc. Robert Cooley the trainer flew Douglas down from Colorado for me. Then he stayed in town for a few days teaching me how to train the dog.  Since I was born deaf, it would help me to have a dog to notify me of sounds I can’t hear.  He also goes to work with me every single day.  This dog is allowed with me in all public places.  A few times I have been stopped by security guards asking what is the dog doing in the store. So I had to inform them it was a hearing dog and that it’s perfectly legal to have it in the store.  Ever since Douglas has come into my life, it has changed for the better.

Feel free to read any of these articles about my Hearing Dog at:

http://www.bubblews.com/news/2918097-douglas-is-here-with-me-now

http://www.bubblews.com/news/3134457-buffalo-metro-rail-dog-on-train

http://www.bubblews.com/news/2925874-second-day-of-training-douglas

 

Meeting Douglas Soon

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I had signed up for a hearing dog through the International Hearing Dog Inc a while ago. Since I can’t hear things with my hearing aids off, it would help to notify me of things that make noises. It’s a big help when I am home alone. If the smoke alarm goes off, phone rings, doorbell rings, and so on, the dog will notify me of those sounds. After I filled out the applications, I was approved to get a dog. The agency put me on a waiting list.

Last week, I received a picture of a dog they thought would be good for me. He looked absolutely adorable. And of course, I told them that’s the dog I want. The hearing dog agency sent me a list of things I have to get before the dog arrives. So now I looking forward to meeting Douglas. I can’t wait. It will be a big change to have a hearing dog in my life.

You can read more about this at: http://www.bubblews.com/news/2425359-can039t-wait-to-meet-douglas

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