I always find it amusing how dogs some dogs are capable of saying the word “mama.” A dog can’t talk like humans, because they cannot control their tongue to produce sounds similar to humans.
I tried to train my dogs to say the word “mama,” and I miserably failed. However, they can howl and bark, which they are good at, and understand simple commands.
According to dog experts, an intelligent dog can learn about 165 commands. A dog’s IQ does play an important role when it comes to their learning capability and imagine the training hours you’ll need for them to learn those commands.
I guess my dogs aren’t in the “bright” spectrum. But, Patch, an Australian Sheppard owned by Andrea Diaz-Giovanini, can say “mama.”
The Australian Sheppard breed is known to be smart. In fact, Patch is trained to detect seizures and alert the person in the next room.
A video taken by Andrea went viral and viewed more than ten million times. The video starts with Andrea teaching her adorable son to say “mama,” while Patch sits beside Sam. It wasn’t clear as to how old Sam is, but I’m guessing not more than 1-year-old.
She would repeatedly say “mama” while trying to coax him with food. Their dog Patch got his eye on the price and had been trying hard to say “mama.” But, only a doggie howl is coming out from him.
Patch’s attempts were paid off when he was able to say “mama” first, even before Sam said it. Everyone in the room laughed at the incident. But as soon Sam noticed that their dog Patch had been trying to steal his food, so Sam tried to push Patch aside.
The video ended without showing if Patch got a treat after putting so much effort to say “mama” and people who saw the video commented on how smart Patch is and concerned if Patch got a treat.
Later on, the family posted an updated video, where Patch gets his well-deserved treat.
Watch the cute video below:
Video source: Sam Giovanini via YouTube