Inspiration for Button Communication
Hunger for Words’ button teaching practices are inspired by Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), a therapeutic AAC approach.Read
Three Strategies for Teaching Your Pet to Talk
Using the three teaching strategies outlined in this article will give you the perfect foundation for teaching your pet to talk and launch you both on a new and exciting journey of communication.Read
What is AAC?
While Stella’s form of communication using buttons is novel within the dog world, it stems from a much larger and exciting world of AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication). AAC for humans was a deep passion for the Hunger for Words team long before Stella came on the scene.Read
Reflecting on Stella’s Language Journey
I can’t believe it has already been four years since Stella started using her first words independently. We’ve come a long way from little Stella going to the bathroom next to her buttons, swatting at them and missing, and...Read
Can Older Dogs Learn to Talk?
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is whether or not older dogs can learn to talk. Can older dogs learn to use words, or do they have to be taught as puppies? If you have an older dog...Read
Teaching Your Puppy to Talk
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to teach a new puppy to talk. Is it best to introduce buttons right away? Do puppies need to master any skills first before they can use buttons? How does teaching a puppy differ from teaching an older dog?Read
Can Dogs Really Talk?
By Christina Hunger Humans have been fascinated with the idea of talking dogs for ages. Fantasizing about what our furry companions would say if we shared the same language has inspired countless cartoons, movies, books, and more. But now, what was once only dreamed about is becoming reality. It’s just in a different way than […]Read