How do you talk to your dog?

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  1. IndysMamma

    IndysMamma PetForums VIP

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    Something I just wondered about after reading Malmum's thread about training Flyn

    I get all high pitched and excited-y with Biggles and Charlie on walks regularly when I want their attention

    It's something the trainer at the class I went to with Biggles encouraged and I was always encouraged to by my Granddad when growing up

    If I want their attention but not necessarily come to me - just change direction/away from something I'll go "Yip Yip Yip - A-doggies - this-a way!" really high - excited

    As I'm training Biggles to walk nice on the lead we walk around the village with me going "Awh who's a clever boy yes you are, so nice and good, are you listening I like it when you listen, if you stay good we'll get sausages - lovely lovely sausages for my puppy-dog, yes we will!"

    and other such nonsense... anything to keep focus on me :p

    rest of the time they get spoken to pretty normally though :p

    so how do you talk to yours?
     
  2. pogo

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    Haha me and the boys have full on conversations as they are very often my only company, Harv has learnt to talk back in his own way :rolleyes:
     
  3. kate_7590

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    I usually just talk normally to them, which I think some people find strange because 'they can't understand you', but it works for us.
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  4. Dogless

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    I talk to him as I would a person if I'm just 'chatting' at home :eek:.

    If I'm asking for a 'sit', 'down', 'wait' etc I say it fairly sternly like I 'mean it' and with an emphasis on the end letter - seems to work.

    'Good boy' is said with a smile and in a happy tone but gently or Kilo has a tendency to get too excited and be silly.

    On a walk I have 'this way' said in a high - pitched enthusiastic way, and 'Kilo, here' said in a sing - song enthusiastic way or the whistle which is better at 'cutting through' to get him to respond when he's sniffing etc.

    I also have 'Don't you DARE' :yikes: said quietly but with plenty of meaning which is used infrequently!
     
  5. Sarah1983

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    Depends on why I'm talking to him to be honest. If I'm messing around with him I generally go "Spenny Benny Boo" in a sort of sing song voice. If I want his attention it's usually a fairly cheerful "Spen" or "Spencer". If I'm just talking at him for the sake of talking I tend to use my normal voice.

    He also gets "oh where's my puppy dog?" and "who's my spenny benny?" and other silly things too :eek: Hell, I even sing to him!
     
  6. springfieldbean

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    :lol:Me and my oh sing to Sherlock all the time! He's got a whole repertoire of songs about him:eek: He LOVES it when we sing - he jumps on us and tries to lick our faces with his bum wiggling like mad.

    When I'm not singing I tend to talk to him in a normal tone, unless I'm trying to get him to focus on me and then it's a high pitched, excited, baby talk kind of thing.
     
  7. Sarah1983

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    Well I'm glad I'm not the only one who sings to my dog :lol: Spencer doesn't have his own song yet but Ruperts was Runaway by Del Shannon, he used to go nuts if you sang it to him.
     
  8. rottie

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    I hate baby-talk, so I never talk like that. I give all the commands with a natural voice, without excitement or loudly. But I don't use commands very often, even if he knows a lot. For example I prefer to wait for him to calm down and sit instead of giving a command.
    I talk with excitement only when we run and he is tired, this way I can make him move.

    Sometimes I talk with him at home (on the street people would think I'm a lunatic) about all sort of things :eek:
     
  9. Strawberryearth

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    I sing to Betty a lot, her fav is Brown Eyed Girl- she particularly likes the Shalalala bit!

    When we're on walks I will chatter away to her, telling her what a good girl she is etc because she isn't very good at walks (stops a lot) and needs some encouragement.

    When we play at home I say "Oooooh Noooooo" a lot, especially when she is on her back with her legs in the air. When I tickle her tummy I say things lile "mummy's winning, oh no, mummy's going to win" That sounds bonkers now I type it publicly but when we're playing it seems to fit! It makes her happy- there is a marked difference in playtime when I talk to her and when I don't (if Im tired or something) she is more "waggy" and excited when I talk!
     
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    I use my normal voice but if I am on a field and I have to call them I will use a stronger voice for example 'this way' or 'leave it' that sort of thing.
     

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