Calamity is a double merle Australian Shepherd who was born deaf. She lost her eyesight a year later. As double merle dogs inherit the merle gene twice, they are more prone to having disabilities because of their extreme lack of pigment.
Amanda Fuller, a woman who works with special needs dogs, adopted Calamity and started helping her get accustomed to the world around her as a deaf and blind dog. But soon, Amanda realized that Calamity was an exceptionally smart dog!
For Calamity, her disabilities never hindered her progress. She proficiently used her heightened senses to climb the stairs, get out of the car and play with her doggie siblings despite her vision and hearing impairment!
Amanda knew that a dog like Calamity could be trained to do other tricks as well. She started using touch cues to guide Calamity to sit, roll around, spin in a circle, and leap into mom’s arms with impressive results!
Amanda feels that Calamity has skills that can rival any dog trained for “off-leash rally obedience”. She now plans to passionately train her other special needs dogs with similar tricks.
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Dogs like Calamity are often ignored and put down because of their physical setbacks. Amanda argues that disabled dogs can end up being smarter than normal dogs due to their high acclimation power. All they need is the right owner.
Let’s spread the word and speak up for all the disabled dogs who yearn for a fair chance at life!
Click the video below to watch Calamity’s insane skills as she performs the coolest tricks on cue!
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Clam and I doing some of her favorite tricks!Since she is deaf and blind, we communicate through touch cues!*Disclaimer: This content is exclusively managed by Caters News Agency. To license or use in a commercial player please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615
Posted by Keller & Calamity The Deaf Double Merle Duo on Friday, December 13, 2019