Rescue puppy out to prove you can teach a deaf dog new tricks

Rescue puppy Lancelot may be deaf, but his training has been coming on well at Dogs Trust West Calder. At only eight months old, the Dalmatian cross Collie, is currently waiting for a special someone who can spare more than a spot of time, give him a dot of understanding and a dollop of love in his new home.

Just as a Dalmatian’s spots are unique and no two coats are ever the same, Lancelot himself is no ordinary pooch. He is full of personality and intelligence; and he has already mastered some tricks while training with his canine carers at the rehoming centre, which include sitting, lying down and waiting.

Susan Tonner, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust West Calder, said:

“Lancelot learns by using visual hand signals and although we need to be a bit more inventive when it comes to gaining his attention, he always tries his best to please you. Lancelot knows he has done a good job when he gets the big thumbs up!

“Like many dogs Lancelot has bundles of energy and is looking for patient owners who would enjoy helping him learn valuable life skills. He has certainly proved that you can teach a deaf dog new tricks, especially when a tasty treat is on offer.”

If you would like to find out more about Lancelot or think you can offer him a loving home, please get in touch with the West Calder team by calling 01506 873459.