If you could teach your dog one thing that seemed impossible, what would it be? It’s a simple enough question that somehow yields beyond simple answers. But let us give you an idea.
Why not teach your dog to communicate using the human language? Doing so would be highly beneficial for you and your dog. For one thing, it will be easier for you to understand each other.
But is that feat even possible? Can a dog communicate using the same words we use? Well, that’s the million-dollar question, which could be answered by our featured video.
The dog in our video is named Stella. She’s the pet of speech pathologist Christina Hunger. Christina has taken it upon herself to prove to the world that dogs can learn to communicate using the human language.
Using her expertise as a speech pathologist, Christina teaches Stella how to use human words to communicate. She employs the same methods she uses to teach children how to speak. So far, her efforts have yielded surprising results.
Now, Stella knows 29 words. Each of these words is represented in a mechanical button on an improvised language board. Stella pushes the button, which vocalizes the corresponding word she wants to say.
The words represented on the language board include “play,” “look,” and “outside,” to name a few. According to Christina, Stella’s favorite word is “outside.” That’s understandable given how dogs love to venture out of the house to play and make friends with other dogs and humans.
Christina shares that Stella’s training took lots of time, practice, and repetition. But it’s all worth it. After all, now, Stella knows how to say, “I love you.”
Christina’s project deserves praise and recognition. So is Stella’s dedication to Christina’s goal. We can’t wait to witness the progress of their speech journey.
Thanks to CNN