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By George M Strain
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@ 12:27 PM on 23 May, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
This book chapter provides a great overview of the challenges for both owners and breeders. As a pet owner, I appreciated the practical tips, such as using hand commands and vibrating collars during training. I do not have any plans to become a breeder, but after reading this chapter, I can recognize the challenges that face breeders. With no DNA test to identify carriers, and the inherent difficulties of detecting deafness within a litter, responsible breeders definitely have a difficult time ensuring they do not unknowingly pass on congenital hearing loss. I think this chapter will be a great resource for pet owners who have or plan to adopt a deaf pet, and hopefully it will encourage scientists to work on developing a genetic test to screen for deafness. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the organization. Sometimes it felt like the thoughts were a little jumbled rather than a cohesive progression throughout the article.
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