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10 Handy Hand Signals for Deaf Dogs

Written by: Scott H
Scott Haiduc is the Director of Publishing for iHeartDogs, iHeartCats and The Hero Company. When not working, Scott spends his time on the farm, taking care of his animals and crops.Read more
| Published on September 27, 2014

#5 – Finger Pointing Down

This is the most common sign for telling a dog to “lie down.” Like the one for “sit,” it’s natural to do and easy to remember (which is important).


#6 – Hand Flat Out

You can use this symbol for “off,” or to teach your dog a “stop” or “freeze” cue. Just remember you can’t use it for both, so decide in the beginning and stay with that decision. You will really confuse your dog if you try to switch the meaning later.


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