My black lab, Django, is a bit of a hugger. When I come home, she will greet me with a full-fledged two-shoulder hug and I admit, I love it. I never taught her to do it, she just naturally picked it up (probably because I hug her so much). But there’s something I’d like to teach her to do: talk.
She seems like she wants to. Sometimes, when I talk to her, she’ll give me a whine/growl back. Yesterday, I could have sworn she said “how”.
Of course, there are many dogs who talk, or seem to talk whether they understand what they’re saying or not. I came across a video of Mishka, a Siberian Husky saying “I love you.”