We are on a quest to realize their untapped potential
In October 2019 we were inspired when Christina Hunger discovered a new way to communicate with dogs.
We've known for millennia that they can understand words we say.
It turns out that with a few sound-making buttons they can "say" words too.
Join Bunny and tens of thousands of other dogs and cats using buttons to “talk”
Bunny's FluentPet word board has over 40 words and is growing week by week.
With FluentPet's compact buttons firmly seated in a hexagonal tile grid, word locations are easier to learn and remember.
As your learner's button vocabulary expands, adding buttons is as easy as sliding in another hexagonal tile.
Organize words by category to help them learn
We've combined ideas from speech language pathology and cognitive science to design intuitive arrangements that help you and your learner remember. Record your own voice into the button and your learner can play it back with a light press. As your learner's vocabulary grows, FluentPet's interlocking tiles make it easy to expand.
Not sure where to begin?
We've sponsored a community-built guide to help you get started at How.TheyCanTalk.org. There you'll find tips and tricks, do's and don'ts, and how-tos for modeling the most common first concepts.
Kits for every level of learner
Properly-sized buttons that actually work
We've made sure FluentPet buttons can get the job done. With a high quality speaker and high fidelity audio, both you and your learner will have little trouble hearing whatever word or phrase you've recorded.
Stephanie (teacher of Casper the Border Aussie)
The FluentPet tiles helped us organize Casper’s words into a more user friendly configuration. As a result, he uses more words, more often and puts them together in such a way that we understand what he is trying to communicate.
Something funny happened when I set up the buttons in the hextiles. Kalifa went nuts, and pressed them all over and over again. She loves it 😊