Your New Partnership

When you first receive your Hearing Assistance Dog, you may find it challenging and a bit daunting to form a bond and get the dog’s training right. It takes time to learn a new skill and your dog will soon adapt to your style, something that ALHD will support you with as you settle in.

Your bond will continue to strengthen the more you work together. Remember that your dog has bonded with it’s trainer and is now in a different environment and is expected to work with you. The first few weeks can be a confusing time for your dog too.

Try to relax and don’t put too much pressure on yourself if things aren’t working 100 percent from the start. In almost all cases, dogs and owners soon bond and become a strong working team for life.

This will be the start of a long-term partnership between ALHD, you, and your dog.

If you have any concerns at all, we are here for you. Please reach out and contact us.

Adrienne with Hearing Assistance Dog, Merlin.
Adrienne with Hearing Assistance Dog, Merlin.