If there is one thing dog lovers would wish for, even for just a day, is that their dog could talk to them. To have them understand what you are saying. Well, someone already did that. She made her dog learn how to speak! Want to know how? Then read further, and you will see the story of Bunny The Talking Dog.
Bunny’s mom, Alexis Davine, saw the speech-language pathologist’s works named Christina Hunger, and she got interested. So she decided to teach Bunny what she learned from Christina Hunger. And the results are successful; the two could communicate for as long as they like.
Bunny can talk to her human by using a group of over 70 buttons, each of which contains a different word. Every time Bunny clicks on it, a recorded message would say the word. For example, she is thirsty, she can press the word water, and she will be given water. Isn’t that innovative
Bunny learned the word for word as Davine teaches her. The first word she learned was “outside,” which means she has to go potty. At first, Davine pressed the buttons, but Bunny slowly learned and now presses the button by herself.
Bunny now has a keyboard, and she can press any word that suits her wants or needs. She learned how to use the doggy keyboard, similar to how a pianist learned how to use a piano.
After a year of training, Bunny has learned to speak like a toddler. She can already hold conversations with her mother. If that is not impressive to you, I don’t know what is. And her communication skills soon turned her into an internet icon, more specifically on Tiktok and Instagram.
Bunny is also part of a research study at the comparative cognition lab at the University of California, San Diego. The research aims to learn how dogs can understand our language. The study also observes if a dog’s age, gender, and breed factor in how they learn our language.
And lastly, she always ends their conversations with “love you, mom.”. Bunny is an impressive dog; there is no doubt about it. Perhaps we could teach our dogs the same thing if we all study Christina Hunger’s works. Who knows?