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Martini *Deaf* D170700

American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) / Male / Young

Details about Martini *Deaf* D170700

  • ID D170700
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Martini *Deaf* D170700

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Martini
Age: DOB Approx. 10.17.16
Gender: Male 
Breed:  Pitty x
Weight: 30
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Mostly there! 
Crate Trained: Mostly there!

Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control 
Adoption Fee: $350.00 

From the Foster:

I have never had a real Martini, but if they are anything like this handsome dude I am seriously missing out! He may be deaf, but don't let that deter you at all - a few minutes hanging out with him and you'll realize that its not that much different from any other hearing dog.  He's a very smart boy, and just wants to love you! And he's pretty food motivated, which helps with training him - even without him being able to hear you speak, he is super eager to learn from you - it just takes a little different style. He makes a lot of eye contact to look for signals and facial ques instead of hearing them.  
 
If this sounds daunting to you - I highly encourage you to check out www.deafdogsrock.com - they have great resources for learning what a deaf dog in the home is like, and how the training - while different from what you might be used to - is just as easy! 

He's a young boy, who likes a good balance of play and cuddles. He's absolutely wonderful with other dogs of all ranges in age and size.  Ye's currently living with a 2yr old shepherd mix, a 6 month (25lb) mutt puppy, and 2 three month old heelers under 20lbs and loves them all.  Although, the shepherd and mutt puppy are his favorites because they play wrestle better!   I'm not sure how he would react to a kitty though.

Martini is also an A+ cuddle bug, he'll snuggle right up to anyone (or right on if you let him!). He does prefer to have you in his line of sight most of the time - but with a deaf dog this is simply so they can always be around to 'watch' you communicate if you need to!  He's a little bit of a puller on the leash but loves walks, and is getting better in the short time he's been with us already.  
 
He is crate trained with a little barking when first in there. He is still working on his house training but he seems to be getting the idea, just working on getting it to 100 of the time. He can get a little hyper/ jumpy from time to time and with his size may not be the best fit for really small children that would be nervous about that, but does do well with kids. He's really just the sweetest, loveable pitty who would love to find his perfect forever home! 
I have never had a real Martini, but if they are anything like this handsome dude I am seriously missing out! Even though deaf, he's a very smart boy, and just wants to love you! And he's pretty food motivated so that helps with training him without him being able to hear. He also makes a lot of eye contact to look for signals and facial ques. He's a young boy, who likes a good balance of play and cuddles. He's absolutely wonderful with other dogs! Of all ranges, he's currently living with a 2yr old shepherd mix, a 6 month (25lb) mutt puppy, and 2 three month old heelers under 20lbs and loves them all, the shepherd and mutt puppy are his favorites though because they play wrestle better. I'm not sure how he would react to a kitty though. Martini is also an A+ cuddled, he'll snuggle right up to anyone (or right on!) but he's also content just sitting close. He does prefer to have you in his line of sight most of the time, again just a lil quirk since he's deaf nothing obnoxious. He's a little pully on the leash but loves walks, and is getting better in the few days he's been with us.He is crate trained with a little barking when first in there. He is still working on his house training but he seems to be getting the idea, just working on getting it to 100 of the time. He can get a little hyper/ jumpy from time to time and with his size may not be the best fit for really small children, but does do well with kids. He's really just the sweetest, loveable pitty who would love to find his perfect forever home! 
Don't discount him due to his lack of hearing he's still quite the perfect pup! If you would like some more info on deaf dogs https://deafdogsrock.com/ has some great info!