Some of us grew up watching cartoons like Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, Fractured Fairy tales, and others. In all these cartoons, the dog would talk as clearly as if I were talking to you right now. He understood every word we said, and we understood every word he said. The problem is that some people think that is how they should communicate with their dog in “real life”.
Dogs and humans do not communicate in the same way. If you don’t believe me, when was the last time you went into Starbucks and tried to order something by barking at them?
Dogs communicate their intentions through body language and posturing. This often does not require a single sound to be uttered. This can be very foreign to “us humans” as we are opening our mouths all the time and words are just spewing out.
The good news is that there is an easy way to bridge the communication gap between you and your dog. Robin and I have a great dog training article that explains everything you need to know to be on the right path to communicate with your dog. Please read our dog training article titled “How Do Dogs Talk”.