“He’s just great,” said Mark. “The hand signals are going okay. We just do the basics.”
The family have some complaints, including the number of odd socks that have gone missing since his arrival, but wouldn’t change him for the world.
Dylan has brought them closer together as a family and gives them the excuse they needed to enjoy the great outdoors more than they did before.
“It’s great to get out and about and have a reason to do that. I always used to like to go for walks before but always felt like a bit of an idiot without a dog,” said Jude.
She added: “When he’s calm and lovely, and that’s most of the time, he’s just the best dog in the world.”
Animal Welfare Assistant at Tiverton, Jasmine Coles, who trained Dylan, added: “It’s such a fantastic reminder that if you put the effort and time in, you can get a dog that is truly amazing!
“Although we miss Dylan, we are so happy for him and his family.”
Four common hand signals for deaf dogs