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Hearing dog training

There is a need for more people to volunteer in North Yorkshire training puppies for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

So-called volunteeer "puppy socialisers" are needed in the York and Harrogate. They will be involved in training future hearing dogs.

. Hearing dogs change lives. They bring new levels of independence, confidence and companionship to a deaf person as well as helping to remove some of the loneliness and isolation that deafness - which is in essence, an invisible disability - can unfortunately create. A hearing dog puppy's journey to becoming a hearing dog begins with a volunteer puppy socialiser at eight weeks when they are placed at home with a puppy socialiser.

– Tom Green, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People