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Teaching dogs to speak English

Unread postby Dimitri » 22 Jul 2004, 09:39


I'm a private teacher and all is going well, but now the family wants me to teach their dogs english, since they only listen to Japanese. Who has got experience with this.




Unread postby Sara » 28 Jul 2004, 07:23

I have no experience of teaching dogs but if I had to, I would probably use the Silent Method or Silent Way, which involves cuisenaire rods. One of the the main criticisms of the Silent Method is that it lacks meaningful communication, but this could be an advantage in your case.

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Re: Teaching dogs

Unread postby RSPCA » 28 Jul 2004, 15:05

Dimitri wrote:Who has got experience with this.

with this. :?: :?: :?:

Are you sure you should be teaching their dogs English?


Unread postby wronggood » 21 Jan 2005, 14:21

It is nonsense to teach a dog english. :D :D

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Unread postby jasminade » 24 Jan 2005, 15:52

:mrgreen: how old is the dog? i ask since as the cliche goes: "you can't teach old dogs..." :mrgreen:

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Unread postby chocalate » 10 Aug 2006, 06:33

i think you are joking, teaching dogs!! :mrgreen:

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Unread postby ruth1966 » 16 Aug 2006, 13:37

I have the hardest time teaching my dog. She has English, Korean and Thai spoken to her and will only sit or lay down in each language ( as long as I'm holding a treat in my hand)


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Unread postby macastrian » 24 Jul 2007, 16:45

I have adopted a Spanish dog and she disobeys me as much whether I talk to her in Spanish or English! So do her pups.

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Unread postby Alex Case » 17 Aug 2007, 03:39

That's because she's a Meditarranean dog. An East Asian dog won't need words, they will be so senstive to your feelings it will seem like they are reading your mind. An English dog will do what you say but with so much attitude you will wish you hadn't asked them


Unread postby Eva » 23 Aug 2007, 08:30

Its very tough .........


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Unread postby Marge » 25 Aug 2007, 21:03

One question? How do you plan a lesson for a dog????

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Teaching dogs English

Unread postby SMRT » 24 Oct 2007, 15:42

Many years ago I watched a programme on TV in which somebody taught their dog how to say 'sausages'.

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Unread postby Kootvela » 28 Oct 2007, 11:06

I think I missed a Teaching English to Dogs training course...blah...I wouldn't know how to approach this. Tell me if you find out something useful, so that I can teach my dog something as well.

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