I spoke with the breeder last night to tell him that she is indeed deaf. He said I could send her back, he'd give me another puppy, blah blah blah. I asked how much money he would refund if I kept her. He said only half. Half is still quite a bit so I argued with him.....I didn't tell him that I would've kept her even if he didn't refund any money. I talked him way down on the price and ended up talking him into only charging me for the shipping, crate, and her first shots.
He finally agreed to that only because he didn't want the puppy shuffled around from home to home, he knew that she had a good home with me.
Today was the first day that I've had to work since I've gotten her. My mom was home from work at 2:30 and took her outside every 1/2 hour. The puppy hasn't had any more accidents yet. She even slept all night without needing to go out. I actually had to wake her up to take her outside before I went to work this morning.
She's responding more and more to me hitting the floor to get her attention. She will look at me, I'll give a waving "come here" sign and she runs right over. I need to buy a sign language book. I know obedience signs are different than ASL signs, so I'm not sure which to use. I wanted to learn sign language anyway, now I have a really good incentive to do so.
I still haven't come up with a name yet. Not to sound sarcastic or anything but I'm thinking of naming her Echo.