You might not know it, but you are talking with your dog all the time. When you pet him when asked, you are talking to him. When you turn your back to him, you are talking to him. When you ignore him, you are talking to him.
The problem that all of us dog owners have is that we don’t know we are always talking to our dogs. Even worse, we don’t know what we are telling them. Most of the time, we are not speaking too highly of ourselves. This can lead to behavior and obedience problems that can be very difficult for us to overcome.
The good news is that we can learn what we are telling them and even make an informed effort to manage and filter our “secret conversation” in order to have happier and more obedient dogs.