I never thought I’d be able to teach my dog to read. I mean, I can barely keep up with my reading habit myself, let alone try and teach another living creature how to do it too. But as it turns out, dogs are actually really good at learning new things – even things like reading.
It all started when I got my dog, Max, from the pound. He was a scrawny little thing, and I could tell he’d been through a lot in his short life. But he was also incredibly smart and had this sweet, gentle demeanor that just made me want to love him and protect him forever.
So, I decided I was going to do everything I could to give Max the best life possible. Part of that was making sure he was Stimulated mentally as well as physically. I enrolled him in doggy daycare, and I took him on hikes and walks in the park. But I could tell he needed more.
That’s when I started teaching Max how to read.
I started out by showing him simple words like “sit” and “stay”. At first, he had no idea what I was doing. But I kept at it, showing him the words and then acting out what they meant. And eventually, it started to click.
Now, Max is a reading machine. He begs for books every chance he gets, and he loves nothing more than snuggling up with me on the couch while I read to him.
It’s amazing to see how much joy reading has brought to my dog’s life. He’s always been a happy pup, but now he just seems to radiate happiness. And I know that it’s all thanks to the fact that he can finally read.
So, if you’re thinking about teaching your dog to read, go for it! It might seem like a daunting task, but trust me – it’s so worth it. Your dog will love you for it, and you’ll both be happier for it in the end.