The Talking Dog is a unique and fun method of teaching your dog basic communication skills. This video is a great way to help your dog learn how to communicate with you and others. You will also be able to teach your dog the difference between saying “no” or “OK”. This video will also expose your dog to some surprising facts about dogs and their language. The more you utilize this video with your dog, the more it will help them master talking. They are able to hear what you say!
Hans Pastusz Rohen, an animal behaviorist, award-winning animal behaviorist, has created the Talking Dog video. He is a specialist in understanding the dog’s psychology and how our canine friends utilize complex math to solve problems. His discoveries have earned him many 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 comprehend the meaning behind words even when they’ve never heard them before. He explained that the reason he discovered the phenomenon of the talking dog was because dogs employ the same processing methods as humans when processing verbal information. He discovered that dogs make use of an illusion called the stumpfog effect, which is essentially a fancy term for what’s known as the “illusory auditory system.” This is what allows a normal person to comprehend speech even if they have never heard it before.
In The Talking Dog, von osten clarifies that dogs employ the same kind of process as people to process the meaning behind spoken words. The key to this is their ability to connect certain sounds (like the clicks and snaps in the speech) with a visual image. In essence, dogs use the same type of connections that humans do trying to make sense of the visual information they’re getting.
To test this Von Osten recorded a number of dog sounds and asked some dog owners to watch similar things being said by a person. The video was then viewed by the dog owners who were asked to rate how accurate they understood the meaning. The results were interesting: the more of an effort the dog owner put into hearing the sound, the better their judgment of the speaker’s message was. It seems that dogs process video and sound in the same way. The dogs were also able to remember the names of the speakers they heard.
In addition to talking dogs, von Osten also has written books on the topic. The book What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know provides information on the experiment with talking dogs as well as explanations of the theory. The theory is explained in depth and the number of slips and buttons that are used are explained in the book. The concept isn’t completely novel, but it is new to dog owners, and a lot of the details are new to me as well. I have seen that other researchers have replicated the same results, however I am not an expert in this area and cannot vouch for its reliability.
In conclusion, while the book isn’t an attempt to replicate the scientific research behind the Talking Dog phenomenon, I do find it a very interesting read and believe it is well worth your time. I do not, however, claim to be a scientist and can’t confirm the truthfulness of any of the claims made in this book. I am however a very big fan of the concept and am sure that other dog lovers will view this as a fantastic way to gain knowledge about the psychology of their pet. Much like clever Hans canaries who wag their way through an interview, my dog is able to speak to anyone at any time, saying whatever comes to his mind. It’s incredible. I am looking forward to reading more books by the author and perhaps even in his “Dog Whisperer” series.