Words & Phrases: Walk - How to teach your dog to talk with buttons
Does your dog retrieve their collar and/or leash to signal when they want to go for a walk? If so, this one will be a piece of cake, and your dog will be very grateful to finally be able to request a walk with words.
"Walk" is a wonderful addition to your collection of word buttons for dogs, as it allows your pet to express an idea important to their lives.
Walk: What does this word mean for my dog?
For your dog, the word "walk" will represent the idea of going outside and walking around the neighborhood. And if your dog is already attuned to the word, perking up with excitement when they hear it, you won't have to worry about interpretation—they already know!
Walk: How can I teach my dog to say it?
- Take your dog for a walk every time they press the button. This might seem like a lot or like you're letting them ~walk all over you~ (not sorry for that one), but conditioning is extremely important in the beginning of the learning process for any new word button.
- If you take your dog for a walk regularly, at least once a day—and if you're not, you might want to look into changing that—press the button before going out. When coming back in, use the soundboard to say "all done walk."