FluentPet Blog

FluentPet Connect Selected as CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree
We are excited to announce that FluentPet Connect has been selected as a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree within the Smart Home category. With a record-breaking number of submissions this year, CES Innovation Awards selected FluentPet Connect for its “exceptional...
How to Read Your Dog’s Body Language
The fictional Dr. Dolittle is famous for his “magic” ability to understand what animals think and feel. If you have lived with dogs, at some point you have probably wished that you had some of Dolittle’s magic, that your dog...
How to Train Your Dog to Pee Outside in 4 Steps

Training your dog to pee outside can be a tricky task, but with consistent effort and a routine your dog will be trained in no time. Check out FluentPet to see how we can make this process easier.

Dogs' favorite words and how to teach them
Have you ever wondered what your dog's favorite words are or if they even have favorite words? While the scientific community has mostly focused on dogs learning objects,1-4 we know that many dogs know words from lots of other categories, such as...
Evolution of FluentPet Connect
  Since we started FluentPet, our customers—especially those with a lot of buttons—were excited about tracking which buttons their learners pressed and when. They kept journals and created online forms for logging each interaction. Some even built entire “dog computers” that...
Featuring Flint, the French Feline @flintcantalk
At a café in La Defense, Paris, a young woman in a powder-blue blazer waves at me from across the patio. When we sit, I spy a tattoo inked on her bare forearm: a sleeping cat curled into a ball....
Bunny The Talking Dog, The Story of a TikTok Sensation
If you're on TikTok, there's a good chance you've seen Bunny The Talking Dog. This furry friend has become an online sensation with her funny and relatable videos. But who is Bunny The Talking Dog, and where did she come from? We'll answer those questions and more in this blog post. Stay tuned!
New Beginnings in 2022—an Exclusive with Alexis Devine (@whataboutbunny)
Alexis Devine, or @whataboutbunny on Instagram, calls in from Tacoma, Washington at nine in the morning. With her yellow Carhartt beanie and copper hair, she’s a spot of sunlight in an otherwise overcast February. Bunny’s nowhere to be seen—until our...
Can dogs (or other animals) actually use buttons to talk?
It’s right out of a storybook—as long as we’ve told tales, humanity has imagined the possibility of talking to animals. We’ve been told FluentPet reminds us of “Dug” the happy-go-lucky pup from Pixar’s Up. The animated film features him speaking...
Do dogs dream? If so, what do they dream of?
Dreams are still somewhat of a mystery. What can we learn from animal cognition? One of our adorable learners, Bunny, was recently captured in a fun video that explored the possibilities of canine dreams. In the video, a sleeping Bunny...
Do dogs only see in black and white? What about cats?
Dogs have two types of photoreceptors, or specialized cells for detecting light in their retinas. These photoreceptors are known as cones, which best detect color and details, and rods, which detect motion and provide night vision. 
Can you target train your cat?
Why teaching our feline friends target training can be beneficial What’s “target training” and how can it benefit your learner? “Target training” aims to teach a dog, cat, or other animal to touch a specific object or location. It is...
How many words can dogs really recognize?
If you’ve ever had to spell P-A-R-K or W-A-L-K out loud to avoid the inevitable perk of your dog’s ears, you know they understand at least a few words. Most dogs on average can learn over 150 words, which often...