This dog understands english: He is part Labrador Retriever and part “big white dog”. He is 14 years old and has been with me since he was 3 months old.

These are his nouns; Moose (that’s his name), Treat, Kitchen, Supper, Toy, Ball, Stick, Bed,Penguin (a hand puppet not a real penguin), Car, also the names of around 5 people that he sees most often.

These are his verbs: Go, Walk, Wait, Stay, Sit, Lie Down, Car Ride, Get, Stop, Pee (as in urine), Dump (as in feces), Bring

You can combine different nouns and verbs and he will know what you are talking about, but he doesn’t really pay attention to adjectives, adverbs, or participles. It works best if you give the nouns or verbs excitement and character with the tone of your voice rather than additional words.

He speaks back with body language. He does not like to wear clothes.

Doggy Dictionary

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