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About Barry......
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Deaf Dogs Book history.... Whether you have knowingly given a home to a deaf dog or puppy, or discovered later that your much loved pet is deaf, you will probably need help training it.

Barry Eaton acquired Lady, a deaf Border collie, when she was 9 weeks old. On 15 April 2002 at the age of 14 years, she succumbed to cancer and was peacefully put to sleep.

During those 14 years Lady lived as normal a life as any other dog and obedient. When Lady joined Barry’s family as a nine week old puppy, there was very little in the way of positive help in training her. Most of the training advice available was based on harsh methods and many people in the ‘dog world’ advised him to have her put to sleep. None of this was acceptable to Barry, so he set about training her himself.

The results of many years of training Lady and other deaf dogs with their owners are contained in an excellent book, Hear, Hear! (A Guide To Training A Deaf Dog) .

Dominance History....

Barry was studying for his Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training with COAPE back in 2000 when his research on the subject of ‘dominance’ made it clear there was little available for the general public to read on the latest concept: that dogs will not try to raise their status over their owner.

There were plenty of books on the old school ideas - telling people to be ‘dominant’ over their dog and be pack leader - but the tide was turning away from this concept of dominance.

Barry got to work researching as many scientific journals and studies on wolf behaviour as he could get his hands on and in 2002 self-published a short booklet with some basic information on the new ideas of dominance. During the subsequent 9 years, more research became available and Barry’s humble beginnings of a small booklet evolved into an informative book, ‘Dominance in Dogs’, available for the the general public and students of canine behaviour alike.

And about Barry:

Barry's training techniques have featured on popular television programmes including:

  • Dogs With Dunbar
  • Pet Rescue
  • Here And Now
  • See, Hear

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has an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (COAPE OCN) and has an Adv. Cert. in 'Think Ethology' (COAPE OCN) by Prof Ray & Lorna Coppinger MSc.

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is an Affiliate of the Association of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT)

is an experienced puppy and dog trainer

enjoyed competing successfully in sheepdog trials

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has written books on training deaf dogs (Hear, Hear)

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has written books on exploring the concept of dominance between dog and owner (Dominance in Dogs - Fact or Fiction?)

has articles published in most National dog magazines, and the prestigious Veterinary Times on training deaf dogs and the concept of dominance

lectures widely in the UK and Europe on both subject

has been a consultant for Usborne Publishing on three of their dog books

contributed to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) book 'Teach Yourself Dog Training'

tutored for the Animal Care College on subjects covering dog training, psychology and behaviour counselling.

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