When it comes to deaf or hearing-impaired dogs, you can use hand signs to replace the verbal aspects of communication. In fact, whether you have a deaf dog or a hearing one, many now believe that body language and hand signals are better forms of communication than verbal commands.
Researchers have conducted a study and come up with translations for some of our dogs’ common gestures. Sure, the pooches aren’t speaking English just yet, but this is pretty cool, too.
As dog lovers, we’re all probably guilty of using baby talk around our pups, but do dogs enjoy being talked to like babies, and do they benefit from such speech?