Check out this magazine article about how dogs have contributed to science through the years, with one of the most current ones being our TheyCanTalk Project!
Potential for pets to communicate using human language subject of global study.
Read about how the use of speech boards in our TheyCanTalk project may be helpful during vet visits.
By Ross Kelly
April 22, 2021
We have spent more time than ever with our four-legged friends during COVID-19 lockdowns. But how do they see the world? And what are they really feeling?
By Sherryn Groch
JANUARY 23, 2021
Check out this article about Bunny and our dog study by Business Insider:
“Millions on TikTok are fascinated by a Sheepadoodle named Bunny, who is using a soundboard to “talk.” Bunny’s owner, Alexis Devine, joined LX News to share how her 15-month-old pup became involved in budding research into animal cognition and what she has discovered along the way.” – NBC News
Check out the video piece here!
Check out Dr. Rossano on CBS Inside Edition answering questions about TikTok’s famous talking dog, Bunny, along with our dog communication research.
CCL is in collaboration with FluentPet to determine whether, and if so, how and how much non-humans are able to express themselves in language-like ways.
Bunny, a famous talking dog, is one of the participants in a large scale study currently enrolling hundreds of participants on how dogs are using soundboards from FluentPet to communicate with human and how does this change their communicative abilities. It is a development of a tool used with children with communicative difficulties and similar tools have been used with non-human primates in the past. We are working both on the memory aspects and especially on the linguistic aspects (e.g. how they combine words to produce utterances, how quickly they learn new words, what kind of things they communicate about, etc.).
You can find more information about the research process here: https://www.theycantalk.org
You can purchase a soundboard here: https://fluent.pet/
Follow Bunny on Instagram & TikTok: @what_about_bunny