85Views7Replies

Author Options:

I'm deaf. How can I have my dog wake me up if he needs to go during the night? Answered

I'm not actually quite deaf, but pretty close. We just got an awesome dog who wants more than anything else to please us. It hasn't happened very often, but when he's had to go out in the middle of the night, he paces and whines, my husband hears him, problem solved. However, when my husband is away on a trip, I won't hear the dog pacing or whining. How do I teach him to do something I will be aware of so I can let him out?
Thank you!!!!!

Discussions

0
None
Josehf Murchison

Best Answer 3 years ago

Which would wake you more easily a light or a vibrating pad like your cell phone.

This would make a good Arduino or Linkit One project, a reverse barking collar might do you.

When the dog wines or barks it makes the pad vibrate or the light come on. The up side of this is the dog can alert you to danger like a burglar or some other event even if your bedroom door is closed.

If the dog paces by the door you could use a motion detector to turn on the light or vibrating pad. The down side of a motion detector is false alarms, the dog could set it off by accident. As barking or wining is more likely something you want to be alerted too.

As far as behaviour modification get your husband to make the dog wake you before the dog can go for a walk. Then weather your husband is home or not the dog wakes you. This will also teach the dog to alert you too danger when you are sleeping.

0
None
AmyJ38Josehf Murchison

Answer 3 years ago

What a great idea! Vibration would do it! Thank you so much.

0
None
Josehf MurchisonAmyJ38

Answer 3 years ago

Not a problem, there is a hearing impaired chap in my support group for the visually impaired and we talk, so I have some idea of what you deal with.

0
None
Wired_MistJosehf Murchison

Answer 3 years ago

Nice point on Training the dog to wake Amy up before letting him go outside !

What about using one of those Staples "Easy Buttons" and Train your dog to hit it when it needs to go outside?

Same concept just a Slightly different trigger

*Btw* if you like's his Answer you might want to Click of that Blue "Best Answer" button below his Post ;)

0
None
Josehf MurchisonWired_Mist

Answer 3 years ago

Thanks

There are deaf dogs schools like seeing eye dog schools but they would be teaching the same thing her husband could do.

0
None
rickharris

3 years ago

Let your dog out last thing at night and he shouldn't need to go again until morning. Avoidance can be easier than fixing the problem.

0
None
AmyJ38rickharris

Answer 3 years ago

Thank you! Maybe see if this works, and if not, try one of the other ideas.