These Dogs Can Talk!
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These Dogs Can Talk!

by Katy Murray

We've all talked to our dogs. Whether we are giving commands or showing our love and affection, it's a key part of our relationship with our furry best friends. But what if your dog could use words to talk back? These dogs can.

1. Stella

https://www.tiktok.com/@hunger4words/video/7016705280989760774?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESPgo8aU2yhKhbx3Bm3zqOXzQFdc4jFS%2FG7fDgRtM2mzLA10MWAj3dUgrf2uDOwrJnyToe5AV7AW%2BLWXJiOyMnGgA%3D&checksum=f37c0e0053b47373d6622c45e10c8347ddc9c155340ee168d78ef3e6ffad2b05&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAACBuSSZp65EH1s005TBaVy8Z47-IgxvCGx9kLvHAI3cbcaHbNRnG8D54_5Q63zA0a&share_app_id=1233&share_item_id=7016705280989760774&share_link_id=210723D0-30FB-470A-8490-1F9608C124EE&source=h5_m&timestamp=1642620413&tt_from=copy&u_code=ded756lk0gjlcd&user_id=6871963509749728262&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&_r=1

Stella is a 3-year-old Blue Heeler/Catahoula mix. When she was brought home as a puppy, her speech-language pathologist owner noticed she had similar pre-linguistic communication skills as toddlers. Now, using special buttons, Stella uses more than 45 words to create phrases up to 5 words long to express herself.

2. Bunny

https://www.tiktok.com/@whataboutbunny/video/6880896395230874886?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESPgo8w9uJOtodF9AG1qW96Kk0BG2aaR62Y4raBZQ1JYTjKRAdQpLraDXfqwvD2EX0eiKN35oQe3oYgPeQi5dmGgA%3D&checksum=75689b299403376caca855f0af4ea1f0fe8a85f36128f8fe8c2fc9a3679e034d&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAACBuSSZp65EH1s005TBaVy8Z47-IgxvCGx9kLvHAI3cbcaHbNRnG8D54_5Q63zA0a&share_app_id=1233&share_item_id=6880896395230874886&share_link_id=1C5FF682-DD32-44C4-8661-9321C6A3F1B8&source=h5_m&timestamp=1642683336&tt_from=copy&u_code=ded756lk0gjlcd&user_id=6871963509749728262&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&_r=1

Bunny is a sheepadoodle who has become famous for her communication skills. Bunny's owner, Alexis Devine, found a button system that allowed her to teach Bunny how to say words like "bad", "walk", and "I love you".

3. Lexi

https://www.tiktok.com/@chelleandlexihusky/video/6954081588678249734?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESPgo8HRusTf1EmDxzE0LzDxTq38%2BL2mGYTSfF6U8qylJ4VbShsEFZNiTF8trO56%2B6UgbXBXmsKylpE%2BTTAq33GgA%3D&checksum=f37c6bf1a0b54475f7854f29f613e7451e9e48c0802820fee52f8b7c2656aa59&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAACBuSSZp65EH1s005TBaVy8Z47-IgxvCGx9kLvHAI3cbcaHbNRnG8D54_5Q63zA0a&share_app_id=1233&share_item_id=6954081588678249734&share_link_id=EA2AF46E-7424-4911-AA54-CEC9A0A95922&source=h5_m&timestamp=1642684525&tt_from=copy&u_code=ded756lk0gjlcd&user_id=6871963509749728262&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&_r=1

Inspired by both Stella and Bunny, Chelle started to teach her rescued 7-year-old husky mix how to talk with buttons! Since starting training in February 2021, Lexi is already communicating with multiple buttons and phrases.

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