Use the Right Words to Talk To Your Dog

Recently we learned a new skill on the boat. As with most things, it got me thinking about dogs. And how important it is for us to use the right words to talk to them.

Do You Answer Your Dog’s Questions?

  She doesn’t ask me in English, but Honey often has questions. I’ve learned over the years that our life together is better if I don’t ignore her when she’s asking me something. Do you answer your dog’s questions?

How Dogs Talk To Us

“If only I could understand what my dog was thinking.” Have you ever said that to yourself? I have. I’m guessing there are millions of us since researchers keep working on tools that translate barks and harnesses that allow handlers to communicate with dogs at a distance. But do you ever sit down to think […]

Conversations With My Dog

If you live near my house, you’ve heard the following exchange drifting out the open windows. And yes, this post reflects actual conversations with my dog. Honey (downstairs): “Woof.” Pamela (upstairs): “You don’t say.” Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof.” Pamela: “Really? And then what did you say?” Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof.” Pamela: “She said what?” Honey: […]

Speaking to Dogs So They Don’t Understand You

My last dog, Shadow, was great around the house. As a hound mix, she cared more about her nose than anything else. So we could talk about her right in front of her face and she’d pay no attention to us. That’s not true with Honey. She hears everything we say. And she responds. If […]

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