I talk to Tikva a lot - probably most of us talk to our dogs, and she talks back. No idea whether she understands me or what she is saying, but she talks. Not barks, not eeps, but definite talking and I am sure she knows what she is saying. I wish I did! Pereg used to do that when Effi, my computer guy was here. She would sit and watch him and they would carry on long conversations, mostly Effi saying "did you really?" and "what did you say to that", and she would answer him in Caninese. I have always talked to my dogs, but only these two have ever answered me. Lexi never did - she just used to look at me and, if a dog could, shrug. She was either very clever or rather not quite all there. So sweet though, and such a cuddle-pup. Does anyone have a verbal dog? I do not mean a barker, but a dog who responds verbally when spoken to?