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Teach Your Dog to Talk

A Beginner's Guide to Training Your Dog to Communicate with Word-Buttons

Train your dog or puppy to communicate with you through more than just barks with the first-ever book on pet training with speech buttons and soundboards!

Teach Your Dog to Talk is a light-hearted and easy-to-use guide to exploring Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Inspired by the discovery that dogs can use AAC to communicate with their humans, this book is perfect for the average pet owner who is looking to foster a deeper connection with their dog through “speech training.” 

As the first resource to encourage more pet owners to explore this fun (and funny!) endeavor with their animals, Teach Your Dog to Talk will explore the basic setup of currently available AAC devices and best practices for getting started, and highlight notable achievements by some of the internet’s favorite “talking” dogs. The book will also answer frequently asked questions, discuss common mistakes, and offer  do's and don’ts.

Pet owners will discover a whole new layer of their relationship with their beloved four-legged friends thanks to the tips and tricks offered in this first-of-its-kind handbook.

Stephanie Rocha, a lifelong animal lover, talking animal movie aficionado, and accidental TikTok creator thinks everyone should aspire to be the person their dog (or cat) thinks they are.  

With a diverse career spanning politics, business, and many creative endeavors, she’s finally putting that English degree to work along with the help of her trusty sidekick—her talking Border Aussie named Casper (who is currently negotiating his ghostwriting contract).

Stephanie holds a B.A. in English from Sweet Briar College. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and famous dog.

When she’s not conversing with her furry friend, she enjoys being a portrait photographer, binge watching Netflix shows, and learning new dance moves to embarrass her two children on social media.