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Deaf Dogs Learn to Connect Through Sign Language

By Sara Kirkley, Nebraska TV Weekend Anchor, 3/24/2014

A shelter in Nebraska is using sign language to communicate with two deaf dogs.Neb_deaf_dogs

It's a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter now trying to communicate with two deaf dogs.

For one of these pit bull mixes, that means learning sign language.

One sign at a time 4-year-old Rosie is beginning to connect.

"It's the only way to communicate with her," said Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society.

Pfeifle decided to try signs when she found out her neighbor was teaching sign language to her deaf dog.

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