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A deaf man has taught his adopted deaf and visually impaired rescue dog to take commands via sign language.
Nick Abbott brought Emerson home from North Florida Rescue of Maine about two weeks ago when he was just 12-weeks-old, and the two of them plus Abbott's older dog, Scout, have become fast friends.
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The black Labrador Retriever pup hit it off right away with Scout, and picked up on the sign language commands within a matter of days.
'He is such a calm, loving puppy. We have a great connection, and he is so loved - even by Scout,' Abbott said of his family's new addition.
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Before owning Emerson, Abbott said he had never thought about taking in a deaf dog, and had never met one before, but it was apparent to him right away that the two were meant for each other.
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Abbott told WABI at the time he first met Emerson: 'I saw he was deaf and...
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