Dogs are clever, and they will never disappoint you. Although, it might seem like a challenge to find the genius in a species that will happily drink out of a toilet bowl, lick every wrapper in the trash or chase their own tail until they fall over. Amidst all these crazy behaviour, dogs are smarter than you think. And if you put an extra concentration, your pooches can even learn to communicate. Don't you believe us? Meet Stella, an 18-month-old Catahoula and Blue Heeler mix, which has developed the language skills just like a two-year-old toddler. The smart pet can incredibly talk in sentences using a custom keyboard and is already Instagram’s favourite as pictures and videos of Stella is going viral. There is a Pup on This Dog's Ear! Check Unbelievable Viral Pics.
Owner Christina Hunger runs an Instagram page called, ‘hunger4words’ where she has been uploading videos of her good pet, Stella and her progress. She is developing this incredible skill with the help of buttons which are attached to a large wooden panel. They are labelled with words like ‘ball’, ‘food’, and ‘walk.’ While tapping the buttons with her paw, Stella hears the word and expresses her emotion by constructing sentences to her owner. Dog With Super Long Nose Becomes Internet Sensation! View Pictures And Videos of Eris, a Borzoi Sighthound Going Viral on Social Media.
As her videos went viral, the smart doggo was featured in international outlets. Christina is a speech pathologist from San Diego, who says Stella’s language skills are similar to that of a two-year-old child. Stella can even express her sadness when she misses her loved ones. Nori the Dog With ‘Human Face’ Is Not the Only Pooch That Looks Like a Person! Meet Yogi.
Watch Video of Stella Learning to Talk:
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I AM MIND BLOWN 🤯 Last night after coming inside, Stella said “Come eat come play.” I was pretty sure she meant that she wanted to eat dinner then play, but I asked, “Do you want to eat or play?” to clarify. • Stella licked her lips, paused, and responded, “Want come eat.” After Stella ate, she immediately dove at her toy and started playing. • AHHH! This is amazing for so many reasons! Stella told me a sequence of two things she wanted to do. Then, I asked her a question containing two options, and she answered with a short phrase confirming her original message! Stella even expanded her own phrase from “Come eat ” to “Want come eat.” The speech therapist side of me is completely amazed, and the dog mom side of me is incredibly proud. Yay, Stella!! • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #proud #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #ashaigers #slp #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #aacawarenessmonth #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals
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Stella uses language differently when she’s in a heightened state versus when she’s calm! • Today when she heard some noises outside and wanted to go investigate, I told her we were staying inside. • Stella responded by saying, “Look” 9 TIMES IN A ROW, then “Come outside.” She was clearly in a more frantic state, and her language use matched that. We all sound differently than normal when we’re in distress, Stella included! • I’m impressed that Stella is communicating with language during her more heightened states, not just when she’s calm and in a quiet space. This shows me that words are becoming more automatic for her to use. It’s similar to when a toddler starts using language to express himself during times of frustration instead of only crying. That happens when it’s easy for the toddler to say words, not when he’s still learning and it takes a lot of focus to talk 🧠🗣 • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #ashaigers #slp #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #guarddog #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals
Christina further confirmed that Stella so far knows an astonishing 29 different words. The pet can even say when she is hungry, wants to go for a walk or even when she needs a belly rub. Basically, too many things!
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We are back home! Stella had an awesome weekend staying with @richsoubletphotography and @lindsaymineo. She even told them “happy” and “love you” 😍 • Now that we’re home, I think Stella and I are equally excited to get back to our favorite place! 🌊 • Stella telling us “Beach bye come play” is a great example of how she combines words to create phrases that I’ve never modeled before. I absolutely love seeing how Stella puts words together in different ways every day just like we all do when we talk! • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #slp #ashaigers #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #aacawarenessmonth #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals
Instagram is in love with Stella, and so are we. It is not very often to see dogs expressing their emotions and impressing pet lovers with their presence of mind. Can your dog communicate too? With words, like Stella? How about using the same technique as Christina to develop the skill? It will surely be a fun experience to cherish!