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Tessa has become much more vocal over the last couple of months and I have to say, I think the sounds she makes are very funny - DH doesn't agree. Especially if it's during a sporting event on tv.

If I put her in a down stay and she doesn't want to be there, she will whine, whimper, make a yodeling sound and I can't help myself - I laugh and make the noises back!


I know, I'm encouraging the behavior, but it's just too darn cute! She and I have conversations and the rest of my household has had conversations about me needing meds!


So - does anyone else’s dog talk?
 

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Yep. Ris is a bit of a talker too. Though usually just when she's complaining about me not giving her a treat. . .or tossing a toy. Or when she feels the need to back talk during a time out. I think it's adorable too so I encourage it.
 

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have to say i encourage it too. Bear is the most vocal dog ive ever had! have you ever heard an actual bear groan and grunt? well thats what bear sounds like, sometimes i even laugh because he doesnt just talk to me, he talks to himself! one day he was walking around the house aimlessly and he seemed like he was mumbleing, so i videotaped it and sent it to AFV. i titled it "arguing with myself" because he paces around back and forth just talking to himself! any time i have company over its a really big hit!
 

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Oh that's too funny! Tess doesn't talk to herself, at least I don't think she does... hmmm will have to pay better attention.

Makes you wonder what he's grumbling about!
 

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I think because Obi has a lil husky in him, he talks a lot more - and he has more of a howly sound too - but he definitely talks way more than Zeke .. I can almost understand him too LoL ... Zeke has to be encouraged to even grunt or bark - he's VERY quiet ...
 

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:)) Oh yes. But my hounds speaks with his eyes. He has these unsettlingly human expressions on his face, so easy to read, he doesn't need to be vocal about it. Like the other day we opened the door to let Yoda out, and he was lounging on the couch, and the cold was coming in. He looked at us, like "HELLO, trying to catch some rest here, would you MIND closing that %[email protected]# door?!"
 

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OMG Hannah LOVES to talk. I think its funny b/c i talk back too! Everyone thinks that its a little nuts. When I get home from work I ask her how her day was and what she does and she yaps right along and tells me. She is a big back talker too! As long as she does what i tell her to I think its funny. If i put her in a down stay she sighs really big. Its so funny. And sometimes ill ask her if she wants a back rub and she will moan and cary on and on. Its so freakin funny! How can you not love the GSD! What other dog can you actually talk to!?
 

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My Inga talks in her sleep more than at any other time. It has slowed down since she became and adult but she falls into a deep sleep that brings out the deepest and highest dog voices.

By the way, I keep seeing some people refer to their "DH". May I ask what that stands for?
 

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Since I am into baseball and DH means "designated hitter", I thought DH might mean "designated husband" but not quite sure.
 

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Originally Posted By: Dano By the way, I keep seeing some people refer to their "DH". May I ask what that stands for?
I use it to refer to my "dear husband"... sometimes in a sincere voice, somtimes not!...
 

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Princess hasn't started talking back yet, but she makes faces at me. Other morning DH asked if I still had the change from something, and I told him no, she covered her eyes with both paws. I told her she was silly, and she snorted at me... LOL I love the talking dogs. Its fun!!! Really makes you wonder what they are thinking.
 

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I can be in the middle of a bad day, and talking to Tessa makes me laugh! She tilts her head when I talk to her as if she is really trying to understand me... just thinking about her makes me smile.


Something about unconditional love...
 

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Jolene, the GSD / Sheltie mix is pretty quiet. But she often has a sqeaky yip when she yawns now. She picked THAT one up from me. I have not tried to teach her to speak. I don't know how to start. She RARELY barks unless she sees another dog she wants to play with.

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Megga talks I just got home and she had to talk to me lol. She also listens she will have hear ears all perked up and tilt her head lol. Although she doesn't talk nearly as much as one of our Shih Tzus does, but he doesn't bark "talks" and whines, and high pitched squeals it's rather annoying, because he does it constantly, but you can always figure out what he wants.
 

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Cyrus sounds like Chewbacca, honestly with all the moaning he does sometimes it sounds like he is being hurt....

My favorite is when he yawns, he does this long drawn out moan, it's hilarious.
 

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My Baron is the most talkative dog I've ever met. He always has some thing to say. The bad part is he's also the loudest dog I've ever met. And I mean realllly loud. I'm trying to teach him quiet, and I hope he gets it before my hearing is gone


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Odin is a chatterbox. He always has something to say. He's also the "hall monitor" here and is quick to tell me if either Frigga or Hop Sing are up to something they shouldn't be (or so he thinks). It's interesting that he never tattles on Billie or Hazel. Billie doesn't really ever do anything mischievous but Hazel will now and then. I guess he only feels responsible for the pets I brought to our family. I know when Hop Sing is up to something serious when I hear "Har ar ar ARR!!" which I've always translated as "He's at it AGAIN!". Another easy one is he'll sit right in front of me and with a pleading and hopeful look on his face and say "Hum um mum". That is obviously, "I'd like a treat please." My favorite vocalization from him though is when he leans into me and does his "doggie hug". What he says then is "Hmm hmm raah" and I know without a shadow of a doubt that that means "I love you".
 

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When we first adopted Sean he didn't utter a word, didn't even bark. But he's really made up for lost time over the years. He really tries to get his point across.
 
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