Words & Phrases: Love You - How to teach your dog to talk with buttons
You know your dog loves you, and they show it every day. But what if they could tell you? "Love you" is a great button to add to your pet's collection of talking dog buttons once they have reached an intermediate level.
Love You: What does this mean to my dog?
The concept of love is undoubtedly the most complicated human emotion, and we don't quite know how other animals experience it. While we might not understand the intricacies and nuances, the basic idea that our dogs and cats love us is undisputed.
Your pet might use a "love you" button to:
- Get attention, affection, or cuddles
- Request affection
- Express affection
- Sugar-coat or amplify a request (used like "please")
Love You: How can my dog learn to say it?
- Give them attention every time they push the button
- Push the button yourself, then give your pet attention
- Give pets, hugs, scratches, etc. and verbally repeat "love you" and "love you, [pet's name]." Press the button to help your pet make the connection.
- Press the button, then give them affection
- Whenever your pet acts affectionately, press the "love you" button
- Whenever your pet approaches you signaling they want affection, press the "love you" button before and while you give them some love