Christine Hunger is a speech-language pathologist. She has been teaching her dog Stella to communicate in English with a custom soundboard since Stella was a puppy. Stella can press buttons to bring up words she knows (29 words so far), and even more important, has been stringing words together to relay a thought. Those thoughts are exactly what you'd expect from a good dog.
Last night, right before this video was taken, I accidentally said “ball” on Stella’s device while I was actually reaching for a different word. But, Stella took this very seriously! She picked up her ball, dropped it on her device, and said “Good” (Translation: Good idea, Mom!)Read about Stella and her skills in an interview at People, or go more in depth and follow
I started recording right after she said “Good” and caught the rest of her thought: “Happy ball want outside!”
Stella's progress at Hunger's blog Hunger For Words. If you just want to see more of Stella in action, check out YouTube or Instagram. (via Metafilter)