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    Do you Speak Thai to Dogs?

    Just wondering but I've a couple of Western neighbours who can't speak Thai very well but when they're out with their dogs I hear them speaking Thai to the mutt!
    "ma nee", "reo na" etc. Maybe they're insane or trying to show off?
    I have 5 dogs, and although I speak Thai, would never dream of speaking Thai to any of them. Actually I don't talk to them in English very often either, apart from my long time 10 year companion, Whisky, a golden retriever, that is more intelligent than most locals.

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    I speak English to Thai dogs.
    "FUCK OFF ya mangy mutt!", "Hello Dog", etc.
    They seem to understand "Fuck off", but "hello" usually gets me a confused look.

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    I always used English for the wife...

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    Only when I'm lonely, or when I've put some gravy on my bollox to lick off

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    no i speak welsh

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    I always talk to them in a calm tone. Just say "hello" like I would to any dog. With a rising question tone.

    Or I call them "you horrible dog". But I never shout at them. If they approach from behind as they always do I simply tell them to "Bugger off". It is the tone in the voice.

    I do have an advantage over someone who does not own a dog. I smell of dog at least to another dog, so I am dog friendly.

    But I do identify with my wife's dog. When she speaks to him in Thai, what I hear is exactly what her dog hears and we both don't understand a word. I just don't cock my head to one side waiting for one word I understand!

    When we go out he seems happier if the TV is tuned to an English channel.
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    Yep ... I do (speak my limited Thai to the dogs).

    But they are the Farm Dogs and I live only with other Thais.

    Anyway ... dogs, well our mutts anyway, understand Vocal Tone, Actions and Body Language more then then any language.

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    Interesthing...Make me curious my dogs at issan they will understand english or not ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    Interesthing...Make me curious my dogs at issan they will understand english or not ...
    They will have no pomplem in kao-jai-ing you.

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    Good then... I hope they not just look at your face and say buk un nee wao e yang wa ...

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    English only.

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    We have a cat the wife talks to her in Thai and i talk to her in English.

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    I whistle and sometimes growl

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I whistle and sometimes growl

    Mine gather around me when I play my harmonica.

    Like this guy


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    Na... me just speak tai with da bitches.... ei ei


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    I'm not allowed to use Thai in the classroom.....


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    Dogs can remember up to 200 command words.
    More often than not it's the tone of the command they pick up on first.

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    Some dogs have a better vocabulary than some of the girls i know.

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    Canine Thai to address our mangy mutts...

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    All my cats were bi lingual french/english. The dog only understood french.

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    I only speak to dogs in Korean.


    너는 고기 야

    (Noh Nuen Gogi Yaa)

    You are meat.


    The mutts don't seem to catch the humor.

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    My dogs understand finger clicking, whistle and food. Mainly the food unless it's a full moon.

    I shout and they sit and wait for instructions they understand.

    They don't appear to understand: "Stop chasing Prag down the road on his bicycle"

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    I speak French to my dawg but he doesn't understand it as he's a German shepherd.

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    ^Probably thinks you're trying to surrender.

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