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HI, I just bought a 7 week old male german shepherd puppy

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HI, I just bought a 7 week old male german shepherd puppy home 2 days ago. How can I tell if he is hearing properly.
We will be seeing the vet next week.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  LSU-Vet replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for writing in,

Congrats on your new pup! With hearing, the tests we use aren't really scientific. YOu can have your pup face the other way and without him seeing the squeeky toy, squeeze it and see if he responds. Then you can gradually make lower noises to see if he responds to the noise. Your vet will then look at his ears is hear drum to ensure they look normal, but that is really the best way to determine hearing in dogs. Have fun with your puppy!
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