The Talking Dog is a fun and unique method of teaching your dog basic communication skills. This video is a fantastic way to help your dog learn how to communicate with you and other people. You will also be able to teach your dog the difference between saying “no” or “OK”. You’ll discover fascinating facts about dogs and their language through this video. The more you play this video with your dog, the more it will help them master speaking. They are able to hear what you say!
Hans Pastusz Rohen, an animal behaviorist and award-winning behaviorist, created the Talking Dog video. He is a specialist in understanding canine psychology and how they utilize complex math to solve problems. His discoveries have won him numerous awards including the 1999 Breakthrough Award by the American Psychological Association (London, England) and the Royal Society of Medicine (London, England).
Von Osten’s book The Talking Dog reveals a bizarre anomaly where dogs can understand the meaning of words even in the absence of hearing them before. He states that his discovery of the phenomenon is due in large part to the fact that dogs use the same sort of processing as people do when processing verbal information. He found that dogs use an illusion called the stumpfog effect, which is essentially a fancy word for what’s known as the “illusory auditory system.” This is basically what allows your average person to understand speech when they’ve never heard it before.
In The Talking Dog, von osten clarifies that dogs employ the same process that humans use to interpret the meaning behind spoken words. Their ability to connect certain sound-ixtures, like clicks and snaps in the form of a sentence, to an image is the main reason. Dogs use the same connections as humans to interpret the visual information they receive.
Von Osten recorded a range of dog sounds and asked owners to view a video of the same sounds being spoken by a person to verify this. The owners were asked to rate how accurately they comprehended the meaning of the video. These results were astounding The more effort a dog owner made to hear the sound, the better they judged the speaker. Dogs process video and sound similarly. Interestingly, the dogs also seemed to remember the names of the speakers they heard the sound from!
Von Osten also wrote books on talking dogs. One of them, called What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know, contains the talk-dog experiment and includes descriptions of what the theory means. The theory is explained in depth and the number of slips and buttons used are detailed in that book. The concept isn’t entirely novel, but it is new to dog owners and many of the details are new to me too. I have seen that other researchers have replicated the same results, but I am not an expert in this area and cannot vouch for the validity of the research.
The book isn’t an accurate scientific representation of the Talking Dog phenomenon. However I found it to be a fascinating read and recommend it highly. I am not a scientist, so I cannot verify the accuracy of any claims in the book. I am awestruck by the concept and think it is a great method for dog owners to learn about their dog’s psychology. Much like smart Hans canaries who can waggle through interviews, my dog can talk to anyone anytime and say whatever the heart wants to. It’s amazing and I’m eager to read future books by this author, perhaps in the vein of his “Dog Whisperer” series.