Contrary to popular belief, dogs cannot understand l. A dog picks up information and develops behavior through association. This means that their brains associate particular sounds—rather than specific words—with particular behaviors, actions, humans, and objects.
For instance, the word “ball” indicates that their favorite spherical object will be thrown across the park, while the sound “sit” indicates that their two-legged companion wants them to fold their hind legs behind themselves.
Sugar Paws, a leading dog spa in Dubai, has provided a quick guide to communicating with your dog below. Just be patient and keep trying if your dog is having trouble comprehending you; keep in mind that this kind of communication can take a long time to master.
You must keep in mind that the sound of “sit” is very different from the sounds of “sit-sit-sit-sit.” Your dog will only become more confused if you repeat yourself because they have movable ears and have three times as many ear muscles as a human does. It’s not necessary to repeat a command more than once, and doing so won’t make communication with your dog any easier.
Dogs hear a mishmash of sounds without any context when we talk in phrases. Some dogs acquire a remarkable sound vocabulary over the course of their lifetimes, but when you repeat these sounds, your dog will become uninterested. They can’t understand us since we are speaking a strange language to them.
Not just sentences can be confusing; instructing your dog to “sit down” rather than “sit” classifies as a different sound and is more likely to cause confusion. For this reason, if possible, it is ideal to give single-syllable commands to dogs when training them. This will result in the best chance of success and the least amount of confusion.
Your dog will understand you without you having to yell and make erratic gestures. Dogs can detect even the slightest variations in our tone, demeanor, and signals. You can modify the command your dog hears simply by adjusting your voice pitch. High-pitched noises, which typically denote excitement, can be used to express happiness to a dog or to enliven them while training. Commands should generally be given in a clear, distinct, moderate tone of voice to keep the dog calm and focused.
It’s important to be consistent in the language we use to communicate with our dogs. Because of the constancy, the dog will be better able to link the sound to the desired action, activity, person, or thing. If you say “come” one day and “here” the next, your dog is essentially learning two separate sounds that both refer to the same action but only practicing each one half as frequently.
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