The Talking Dog is a fun and unique way to teach your dog the basics of communication. It is an excellent video to help your dog learn to speak to you as well as to others as well as to understand the distinction between saying “no” and “OK.” You’ll be able to discover an entire world of vocabulary beyond the standard A-B-C’s that dogs make use of. This video will also introduce your dog to some surprising facts about dogs and their language. This video will help your dog learn speaking. They will pay attention to what you say!
Hans Pastusz Rohen, an animal behaviorist and award-winning behaviorist, has created the Talking Dog video. He is a specialist in understanding the psychology of canines and how they use complex math to solve problems. His discoveries have won 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 of words , even when they’ve never heard them before. He explained that the reason he stumbled upon the talking dog phenomenon was that dogs can use the same processing methods as humans when processing information verbally. He discovered that dogs utilize an illusion called the stumpfog effect. This is basically a fancy name for what’s known as the “illusory auditory system.” This is what allows a person to understand speech when they’ve never heard it before.
In The Talking Dog, von osten explains that dogs use the same kind of process as people to comprehend the meaning behind spoken words. The key is their ability to connect certain sound-items (like the clicks and snaps in the speech) with a visual image. In essence, dogs use the same type of connections that humans do when trying to make meaning of the visual information they’re receiving.
To test this Von Osten recorded a number of dog sounds and then asked some dog owners to view a video of the same sounds being spoken by someone else. The video was then viewed by the dog owners who were asked to rate how accurate they were able to comprehend the meaning. The results were astonishing The more effort the dog owner made to listen to the sound and the more accurate they thought the speaker was. It appears that dogs process video and sound in a similar way. Interestingly, the dogs also could remember the names of the speakers they heard the sound from!
Von Osten has also written books about talking dogs. The book What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know contains information about the talking dog experiment and also explains the theory. In that book, the theory is further explained, and the number of slips or buttons employed are described. Although the concept isn’t completely new, it is still new to dog owners. A lot of the details are new to me. While I’ve read about other researchers who have achieved the same results, I’m not able to confirm the validity of the idea.
The book isn’t an accurate scientific representation of the Talking Dog phenomenon. However I found it be an interesting book and would recommend it highly. I don’t claim to be a scientist, and cannot vouch for the veracity of any assertions made in the book. I am, however, a very big fan of the concept and am sure that others who love dogs will see this as a fantastic way to educate themselves on the nature of their pet. Just like clever Hans canaries who wag throughout an interview, my dog is able to speak to anyone at any time, speaking whatever comes to his mind. It’s truly amazing and I’m looking forward to more books by this author, perhaps in the vein of his “Dog Whisperer” series.