This book will help set up dogs and caregivers to succeed! The goal of this book is to help deaf dog owners so that they will be prepared with the tools and environmental set up needed in the home for their pup. Furthermore, families will understand how to communicate effectively and efficiently and without frustration. Caregivers will gain the knowledge and how to skills to expand upon basic cues which will translate to a larger vocabulary and set of behaviors. Who can benefit from this book? -pet dog families who have adopted or are considering adopting a deaf dog -dog trainers who want to help their clients have a successful, communicative relationship with their deaf dog -rescue groups and shelter workers as well as breed specific groups who want to have a reliable resource with hands-on activities for working with deaf dogs -veterinarians who would like to increase deaf dog behavioral understanding and who may direct clients to this book as a resourceful tool This book will explain and teach you about deaf dog communication using positive reinforcement methods and philosophies.
Terrie Hayward holds a Master's Degree in Bilingual Special Education, is a Karen Pryor Academy, Certified Training Partner, and holds a CPDT-KA (Council of Professional Dog Trainers-Knowledge Assessed) certification. She continues to pursue ongoing professional development opportunities as well including the Professional Animal Training Seminar with Ken Ramirez, Contemporary Animal Training and Management, at NEI, the Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals certificate course, Behavior Works, and Canine Behavioral Evaluation Workshop, Animal Alliance. She has worked in the rescue realm for over twenty years whilst living in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Terrie wanted to combine her background in education and training with her passion to enable her to positively effect change in animal's lives. She went back to school to become a professional, certified, positive reinforcement animal trainer and continues to learn and grow via working with people and animals. Although previously, Terrie had never considered science one of her favorite fields, she has since discovered and concluded that the science of behavior is amazing and awe-inspiring. She has enjoyed continuing her education via many professional development opportunities, which include working with macaws at Natural Encounters, Inc., training chickens at Legacy Canine, and beluga whales at Shedd Aquarium. Terrie works to use the least intrusive, most effective educational alternatives available. In doing so she empowers animals and people towards better communication and more confident, comfortable lives. She loves the fact that science ties all learners together and that via positive reinforcement training and the understanding of how the science of behavior functions she can work to improve lives of the animals and the caregivers that she collaborates with. Thus, with her business, PAW-Positive Animal Wellness, she is pleased to make improving the lives, care, teaching, and learning of animals and people her career.