When dogs can’t hear their owners’ voices and commands, it makes training a difficulty and often these dogs are considered non-responsive or aggressive. Trainers at ‘Sit Means Sit’ believe deaf dogs can still be trained, overcoming communication barriers by using remote training collars.
With no words spoken, the trainers communicate with the dogs through gentle vibrations of the remote collar. The vibrations allow trainers to gain the dog’s attention, which facilitates direction through subsequent hand signals and cues. Owners of deaf dogs deemed previously ‘un-trainable’ can now be optimistic that they can communicate with their four-legged friends with the help of ‘Sit Means Sit’.
‘Sit Means Sit’ trainer Ashton Fitz-Gerald recently worked with a deaf Pit Bull named Otis to help his chances of getting adopted.
“Otis is an amazing dog and even though others thought he should have been put down, we knew that ‘Sit Means Sit’ would be able to help train him despite his inability to hear through the vibrations of our remote collars,” said Fitz-Gerald. “The training has really helped us get through to Otis and with any luck he’ll be adopted very soon.”
Founded and Created by Fred Hassen in 1998, ‘Sit Means Sit’ employs a studied, tested, proven, specialized language that is immediately communicated to the dog in a non-confrontational way. ‘Sit Means Sit’ branches are located in Las Vegas, Nevada; Pahrump, Nevada; Tucson, Arizona; Contra Costa City, California; San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Southern Idaho; Indianapolis, Indiana; Central New Jersey; Southern New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; Hampton Roads, Virginia; and Ontario, Canada. ‘Sit Means Sit’ Dog Training is the most successful remote dog training business in the 31-year history of remote collar dog training. With the advance of technology over the years, Fred Hassen has recognized the tremendous advantage that a professionally trained remote collar trainer has over other dog trainers using any other method. Described as “amazing, miraculous, gentle, and effective”, Hassen’s ‘Sit Means Sit’ strives to bring together dog owners and trainers alike to help each party reach their respective goals by successfully training any dog in a non-confrontational way. Everyone benefits. Everyone achieves results.