1. They May Talk Like You
Some dogs naturally like to vocalize. So if these kinds of dogs are around owners who like to speak to their dog, they may speak back.
“Some vocal breeds will howl and bark when a parent howls or is rowdy with them […],” certified dog and cat behaviorist and trainer Russell Hartstein, tells Bustle. “The dog will also be more inclined to howl or become more verbal. If that behavior of vocalizing is reinforced (by laughing, petting, smiling or given a high-value reward of any kind), the dog will continue to offer those behaviors.” So if you and your dog have a “conversation” at some point, and you react positively, that moment may become a habit the two of you share.