Connie Bombaci has been working with deaf Dalmatians for more than 25 years, the Shoreline Times of Connecticut reports.
She adopted her first one, Hogan, in 1993 from the Connecticut Humane Society. Hogan was an 18-month-old when survivor of a puppy mill, severely abused and neglected.
Now she has written a book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance.
Hogan died in 2008, but her successor, Judea, is constantly at Connie's side.
Connie says teaching deaf dogs is often easier than teaching hearing dogs.
“They’re very intent on watching,” she told the Shoreline Times. “They’re not distracted by other things that they hear. They bond tighter. They become Velcro dogs.”
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