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From: "Clover Williams"
Date: 2007-05-06 03:44:53 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: new ferret to our home is deaf idea's for training her to come to us?

Tapping your foot on the floor should work great. You can even have a different rythim for
"hey cut it out!". Blowing in her direction is also something that works. Deafness really
isn't a handicap. But there is something that you should also consider, in case your ferret
ever gets out, because stomping and blowing can't work outside or over distance. Get a
flashlight with a strobe. Actually several with the same strobe, in case one breaks or you
have to mount a search with help. Keep trying until you can get Tink to come to the
strobe. I hope you never need this but please teach it anyway.


--- In, "wendyhairlady" <wendyhairlady@...> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> We noticed when Tink didn't respond to the squeeky toy we use to round
> up our other ferrets for treats that she was deaf (also tried clapping
> behind her and she didn't react).
> does anyone have any suggestion on how to train a deaf ferret to come
> for treats/etc? we have been knocking on the wood floor and when she
> comes to that we give her a treat. I'm just wondering what others do
> with there special loved ones!
> thanks,
> Wendy
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