I’ve always been amused by the way we all talk to our dogs. There’s something about them that brings out the playfulness in us. Here at Guide Dogs for the Blind, we not only have a kennel full of dogs and puppies, but our personal dogs are scattered throughout our offices.
Professional guide dog instructors who spend their days teaching dogs to respond to one-word commands like “Sit!” “Stay” and “Halt” can often be heard babbling to their own personal pets.
It’s those paragraph commands that amuse me the most. One of my co-workers is socializing a Guide Dog puppy and she brings her to work several times a week. It always brings a smile when I hear her through my office door: “Nirvana – How is this helping me?” “That’s a nice tummy you have there!” “You need to calm your bunnies!” At least I think she’s talking to the dog…
We thought it would be fun if you sent in some photos and describe how you talk to your dog. And we’ll also accept that candid shot of your co-worker and his/her dog as well… Have some fun!