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I personally don't think vibrating collars are necessary or even worth it. They're heavy, bulky, expensive, and have limited uses. There's the one benefit of the dog could be trained to look at you when far away, but honestly you can just as easily train a dog to naturally "check in" with you and get the same result without paying for a special collar that will be heavy for your dog to wear.

I don't use vibrating collars with my deaf dogs and I only know one person who does and she only uses it when the dogs are in the woods. She likes it and thinks it is helpful, but she is also a dog trainer so her dogs are generally better trained than the average dog.

Most people with deaf dogs do not use vibrating collars.

Hannah (who is my only "just deaf" dog) is naturally a Velcro dog and will naturally "check in" with me. All I have to do is wait a few seconds for her to look at me and then sign "come." She comes running. If she is really distracted by something and more than a few seconds have gone by, I will move myself to be better in her visual field and start waving my arms, clapping, jumping up and down, flashing the lights if it's dark out, etc. That will usually get her attention. Very, very rarely, she still won't look so I will either throw something nearby to her or stop being lazy and actually walk to her and tap her.

Honestly, I really have no issues with getting her attention or getting a fast recall from her. It is easier with a Velcro dog who will naturally check in with you, but with some training, any dog can be trained to check in with their owners.

There is a deaf dogs Yahoo group. I left it (as did April) years ago because some of the training methods they advocate are abusive. One person uses a cattle prod with her deaf Australian cattle dogs because they are a "tough" breed and won't respond to positive training methods. And it was accepted on that list. When I objected to it, I was told I need to be open-minded and tolerant of all training methods. So I left. I don't usually recommend that group although there are some very good discussions on it.
not free....but here's a list of pre-made vibrating collars specifically for training deaf dogs
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Chord collars are packed full of the latest mobile and sensor technology to allow deep and meaningful two-way communication with our pets. You communicate with your pet through personalized sound, via speakers on the collar, and touch, via several vibration/haptic feedback components specifically tuned for cats and dogs. Vibration/haptic feedback is a very effective medium for communicating with animals. The Chord collar has several vibration motors that can provide pets with discrete behavioral cues and can also provide very precise directional commands. And then there is the Cadillac of remote technology for deaf dogs: the vibration collar
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A vibrating collar works much like a pager. It has 2 parts, a hand held unit for the person, and another unit that the dog wears as a collar. When you push a button on the remote, the box on the dog's collar vibrates. It does not hurt the dog (although occasionally a very sensitive dog can still have a negative reaction to it). We have instructions on how to to respond to the vibration. It is generally used as a way to get the dog's attention when he or she is not looking at you (like calling the name of a hearing dog).Long before the invention of vibration based systems I had to dealwith the issues of training a deaf dog with a remote collar. It hasbeen my experience that some hunting dogs tend to have substantialhearing loss as they reach "old age."Even though they are made by the same manufacturers, a vibrating collar is not the same as a shock collar (which is a correction meant to stop a dog's misbehavior). A shock collar gives off an electrical charge, which can range from a small zap to a strong, extended shock. Some of these collars contain both a vibrating and a shock feature. You may want to read (and see their page on , which does mention vibrating collars). There is also information available at .A Vibration Trainer is a type of Remote Trainer, also known as an e-collar (or electronic collar). The BigLeash® V-10 lets you send a vibration signal from a handheld transmitter to a receiver collar worn by your dog. The signal gets the dog’s attention and can be used to teach and reinforce training commands and to change undesirable behaviors.