The Talking Dog is a fun and unique method to teach your dog the basics of communication. It’s a great way to help your dog learn to talk to you as well as to other people and also to learn the distinction between saying “no” and “OK.” You’ll learn a vast vocabulary beyond the standard A-B-C’s that dogs can use. This video will also expose your dog to some surprising facts about dogs and their language. This video will help your dog learn speaking. They listen to what you say!
Hans Pastusz Rohen, an animal behaviorist and award-winning behaviorist, developed the Talking Dog video. He is an expert in understanding the psychology of dogs and how they apply complex math to solve problems. His discoveries have won 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 peculiar phenomenon in which dogs can understand the meaning of words , even when they’ve never heard them before. He explains that his discovery of the phenomenon is due to the fact that dogs utilize the same kind of processing as people do when processing verbal information. He discovered that dogs make use of an illusion known as the stumpfog, which is an abbreviation for what is called the “illusory hearing system”. This is essentially the reason that people are able to comprehend speech even if they’ve never heard of it before.
Von osten explains in The Talking Dog that dogs use the same process as humans to process spoken words. Their ability to connect specific sound-ixtures, like snaps and clicks in the form of a sentence, to an image is the most important thing. Dogs use the same neural connections as humans to interpret visual information they receive.
Von osten recorded a variety of dog sounds and asked owners to watch a clip of the same things being spoken by a person to verify this. The dog owners were asked to rate how well they comprehended the meaning of the video. These results were astounding The more effort a dog owner made to listen to the sound the better they believed the speaker. Dogs process video and sound similarly. It is interesting to note that the dogs also could remember the names of the speakers they heard the sound from!
Von Osten has also written books on talking dogs. One of the books, titled What Every Dog Owner Should Know, contains the talking dog experiment and explains the theories behind it. The theory is explained in depth and the number of buttons and slips used are detailed in that book. The concept isn’t entirely new, but it’s new to dog owners and many of the details are unfamiliar to me, too. I have read that other researchers have replicated the same results, however I am not an expert in this area and cannot confirm its reliability.
In conclusion, although the book is not an academic replication of the Talking Dog phenomenon, I find it to be an interesting read and believe it is well worth your time. I am not a scientist, and therefore I cannot verify the accuracy 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 method to learn about the behavior of their dog and much as the clever Hans canaries can waggle their way through an interview, my dog can communicate with anyone, at any time, speaking whatever comes to his mind. It’s amazing. I look to reading more books by the author possibly in his “Dog Whisperer” series.