Deaf Dogs Learn to Connect Through Sign Language
By Sara Kirkley, Nebraska TV Weekend Anchor, 3/24/2014
A shelter in Nebraska is using sign language to communicate with two deaf dogs.
It’s a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter now trying to communicate with two deaf dogs.
For one of these pit bull mixes, that means learning sign language.
One sign at a time 4-year-old Rosie is beginning to connect.
“It’s the only way to communicate with her,” said Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society.
Pfeifle decided to try signs when she found out her neighbor was teaching sign language to her deaf dog.