Talk to the dog: 5 tips for communication

Talk to the dog - we all do that and that's a good thing. So that the communication between humans and dogs runs smoothly and without misunderstandings, dog owners should take the following five tips to heart. "Hey, listen. I love you!" - Dogs usually like talking to them - Shutterstock / holbox

Every dog ​​owner should deal extensively with the topic "dog language". This differs from human in many ways, for example, because dogs do not primarily communicate with their voice, but much more via body language. Nevertheless, it is important that you use your voice skillfully and thus speak to the dog.

1. Convey positive things about the right sound

Dogs don't understand our words unless they are learned commands; but they understand our voice and the sound of our words better than we do. It is important that your dog associates something positive with your speech and consequently likes to hear from you. If you constantly scold your dog with a loud, hard voice, you shouldn't be surprised if the dog turns away, because he doesn't associate the owner's voice with something positive or motivating.

2. The sound makes the music

You can take advantage of the fact that dogs pay more attention to the sound by choosing the tone (e.g. cheerful, demanding, serious) to suit what you want to achieve. Combine your statement or command like "come" or "no" with the right tone so that your dog understands what you want from him. Eye contact and, if necessary, gestures that support your intention are also important.

3. Please don't speak too loud

Dog hearing is uniquely good. Too loud noises can literally cause pain in a four-legged friend. It is therefore important that you avoid yelling at your dog or addressing it in a loud voice. Try to keep your voice at room volume as evenly as possible in closed rooms.

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4. Keep speeches as short as possible

If you speak to the dog and want something specific from him or you are raising him, you shouldn't confuse him with too many words. Short, concise and clear speeches with the right tone are the better means here, since this is about efficiency.

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However, this does not mean that you cannot tell your dog a little about your everyday life. One has to differentiate between announcement and relaxed "exchange": A calm, narrative voice from the owner or mistress towards the dog is not wrong unless you are demanding a specific thing from your fur nose or giving commands. Your dog will quickly understand that you are not demanding anything from him and that you will relax in your voice and, at best, feel involved and important.