Trapped in a world of silence, the first 11 months of Dylan’s life must have been a bewildering time.
Oblivious to the fact he was completely deaf, his previous owners were unable to train him – and the poor pup couldn’t understand what was expected of him. He had no idea what was right or wrong.
But more than a year on from arriving at our Tiverton rehoming centre in Devon when his owners could no longer cope, Dylan is now a happy, confident dog living life to the full, despite his disability.
As we brought to you in a story at the time, after quickly recognising that Dylan’s issues were down to him being completely deaf, the team at our centre set him on the path to a brilliant future by teaching him sign language.
It enabled him to understand the world that had, up until then, seemed all too overwhelming – and the clever boy made huge progress – learning to sit and lay down – in just one weekend.
In three weeks at the centre, he mastered the basic commands and grew in confidence.