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Deaf dog who'd never made a sound does something nobody thought she could

A deaf dog who had never made a sound discovered her own special way of sharing feelings with the world. And the clever girl learnt this trick all by herself.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 31/01/2021, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Reggie was born deaf. And because she didn't hear a bark growing up, this sweet pooch never learnt how to 'speak' dog.

Until now. Because after living in a world of silence since she was a pup, Reggie has finally found her 'voice.' Her bark is a little bit different from all the other dogs. But that just makes it even cuter!

Reggie speaks!

Lindsay Kelly, Reggie's dog mum, shared a Tik Tok video showing off her dog's new trick.

The short clip, which has over 600k likes, shows Reggie copying the physical movement of a 'real' bark. And after a few attempts, Reggie lets out the cutest little sound in the world.

@lind_saymyname

Sound on or off. Doesn’t really matter. 🐶 🗣 #dogsoftiktok #doggo

♬ original sound - Lindsay Kelly


Reggie gets a well-deserved 'good bark' from mum and then stares straight at the camera looking very pleased with herself. She even flashes an adorable smile.  

Lindsay thinks Reggie taught herself how to bark by watching other dogs at the park.

Reggie taught herself how to bark

Speaking to The Dodo, Lindsay said: 

"It took me a moment to realise what she was doing. But when she continued doing it and looking at me as she did, I knew she was trying to communicate."

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And learning how to bark means Reggie has another trick up her paw when it comes to getting a tasty treat. 

"It's so adorable," continued Lindsay. "Reggie can usually get whatever she wants  with her 'barks'."