The Challenges: It's Your Adjustment
Bringing a new dog into your home is always an adjustment. Bringing an
impaired dog into your home is a big adjustment. While you may feel pity on a
dog that can't hear or see, the truth is that they were born that way, and it
is really nothing new to them!
You'll need to do most of normal stuff that you do when you bring a new dog in
to your home, like gradually introducing him or her to your other dogs, showing
him or her around the house and showing him or her where the door to the
backyard is. An impaired dog will adjust just the same as any other dog will.
Blind dogs will crash around your house for a day or two, so anything that is
fragile or easily tipped should be moved or secured. The dog will eventually
memorize the entire layout of your house and soon will be navigating with ease.
If you rearrange your home, or move to a new home, expect a period of
The great news is that we have adoptive homes who are ready and willing to share
their experiences in the challenges of giving a home to a deaf or visually