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Do you talk to your dog or cat?

  1. KevinC9998 profile image79
    KevinC9998posted 4 years ago

    Do you talk to your dog or cat?

    Do you think they know what you are saying or just associating sounds and actions?

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  2. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Of course... I have one of each species and talk to them all the time.

    I don't know if they understand any words other than their own names but they sure as heck know when it's time to be fed.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree!  Thanks for stopping by!

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I talk to my meows all the time. They know the tone, not the words. My last dog, Toby, could understand both at times. He was the best dog I've ever had. There is something compelling about having an animal that knows commands. Makes the world so much easier.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, if only everything was that easy!

  4. Sapper profile image70
    Sapperposted 4 years ago

    I will have conversations with my dogs. They end up being a little one sided, but still. My dogs do pick up certain words. They understand the difference between go outside, go to bed, and go for a walk.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My dog goes crazy when I mention taking her out for a walk.  I started telling my wife, I am taking the dog out for a "W".  Now they dog knows what that means!

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I talk to my cats. Most of the time they seem to pay attention even if they probably don't understand what I'm saying.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Don't be so sure! You never know. Thanks for your comments!

  6. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

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    Doesnt everyone talk to their pets? Some of us are even guilty of having long conversations, but like Sapper mentions, sometimes the conversation is a little one-sided.
    My Pitbull understands everything. She even groans if I say "shall we check on Hubpages?" (She knows I will be out of touch for a few hours
    My Havanese only understands "Are you hungry?" and "Do you want to go for a walk?"
    Even the chickens understand one thing--"Dinnertime"

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great picture and great comments! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. carolp profile image81
    carolpposted 4 years ago

    Dogs are intelligent creature.  My dog is my companion at home and i talk with her. She understands a lot and obey my commands, Dogs feel good when one spends time, caress and talk with them.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! Thanks for your comments!

  8. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

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    Everybody talks, unless you have silent commands. I talk to my Chugster all the time. I ask if the Chuggerisimo  wants to go for a walk, "Is that a yes?" Speak English to me, you know I don't Spanish!"  The words he may not know but the tone yes: Any swear word while on the PC, he dives into his safe zone. Other words are:

    Bath! (Hides)
    Walk? (Wags tail faster)
    Food? (Confused look: Did she say walk?)
    Where are you? (He comes to me)
    Where is it? (He gets his toy to play)

    A sharp clap of the hands to have him stop barking at unicorns - I look outside and there are no cats to be seen so they must be invisible unicorns.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Aaah, invisible unicorns- that must be it!!  Thanks!

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      Maggier2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I talk with animals saying them at the beginning when I want to talk with them , move right ear for yes and move left ear for no, and then we talk. It is nice and they understand everything .

  9. annart profile image85
    annartposted 4 years ago

    No longer have any but I used to always talk to my dogs.  They responded to tone, as someone else here has said, and one of them (a cross-collie) even grinned when she got really excited about playing or going out!  I talk to other people's dogs too; all of them seem to like the attention.  They are, after all, social animals and I think they respond well in their own way.  They certainly show affection and give us rewards if we deserve them, just like we do to them!

  10. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I talk to my dogs all the time. Some common words and phrases they do obviously understand. Then there are times I just ramble or say silly things to them, at which point I'm sure they're thinking more along the lines of, "What is she talking about? I don't think I really care."

 
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