… if given proper attention and teaching.
This dog, named Rosie, arrived in a dog shelter earlier this year, as she was about 4 years old. When the volunteers at the shelter discovered the reason why she didn’t interact like a normal dog, they started paying special attention to her and began teaching her basic sign language. And then, she became a happier dog, because she was able to understand what was expected of her.
Rosie was later adopted by a deaf woman, and they are now very happy together.